Both men laugh and cry and change in subtle ways that make this not a maudlin exercise in death denial but rather a celebration of love through friendship, regardless of the grim future. Because the best is well known, the end! I, like you probably, love the movies. This is a good movie, as much silly as serious. I have certainly shed a tear or two at countless films. Other locations are created, all too obviously, by special effects; the boys in front of the Pyramids look about as convincing as Abbott and Costello wearing pith helmets in front of a painted backdrop. Another aspect, which is a great credit to screenwriter Justin Zackham, is the dialogue, which is continually hilarious even while it borders on heartbreaking.
In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in lif. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were truly amazing together - it's a film about cancer, and yet the two were able to balance the comedy and the drama of the script in such the perfect way that the audience loved every moment of the movie. A simple premise done magically is all I can say about this movie. Because what's so great about Edward, anyway? Carter agrees and, despite the protests of his wife, Virginia , the two patients begin their globetrotting last vacation. Cole, who is now in a remarkable , visits him and they share a few moments.
Rarely do we see two actors work so well together this odd couple appears to have been destined for these roles. The sole redeeming merit of the film is the steady work by Morgan Freeman, who has appeared in more than one embarrassing movie, but never embarrassed himself. Neither were the other two that made me sob. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Both men are dying of cancer, and the doctors give each of them only a few months left to live. It did, but they were tiny blemishes in an otherwise solid frame. Edward, after four divorces, has no restraints, plenty of regrets, and uses his generosity to mask egotism, selfishness and the imposition of his goofy whim on poor Carter.
Why does a billionaire not have a private room? Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Rob Reiner-directed movie via subscription can be challenging, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off. I can't imagine how often that happens. The cancer has spread to his brain. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. I'd be surprised if this movie isn't up for some Oscar or another come next year. Carter is faithfully married to his loving wife Virginia , who is remarkably restrained about seeing her dying husband off on this madcap folly. Is it the best film ever? For the record I laughed a fair amount as well.
This is going to be up there with the best at the Oscars in 2008. And now before them opens a new opportunity not expect humility of his death, and off in full, and what they will be engaged. Against their doctor's advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Cole wants a private room, but his own public statements that in his hospitals all rooms are double-occupancy for cost-efficiency get in the way. Description: Plot of The Bucket List nZwischen the big businessman and billionaire Edward Cole and Carter Chambers the mechanics are worlds apart. I find it hard to remember a bad movie that he has done.
Carter is a gifted historian and family man who wanted to become a history professor in his youth but never rose above his status as a mechanic. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. The fact is, Edward and Carter must be roommates to set up their Meet Cute, during which they first rub each other the wrong way and then have an orgy of male bonding. Sarcasm and cynicism are proudly worn by Jack, and the conversations conducted between the two are never dull. I know that, but Nicholson is so damned brilliant as is Freeman. Considering this a breach of trust, Cole angrily storms off.
The film is uplifting and heartwarming, and while the conclusion strives for unpredictability, comparisons may be drawn to similarly crafted works. Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. Meanwhile, we wait patiently for Edward to realize his inner humanity, reach out to his estranged daughter and learn all the other life lessons Carter has to bestow. Sure the film has some flaws, but Reiner and company are to be commended. The movie, directed by , was written by , who must be very optimistic indeed if he doesn't know that there is nothing like a serious illness to bring you to the end of sitcom cliches. Jack Nicholson is just funny, no matter what he says or does, ever since Terms of Endearment he has made me laugh so hard that I cry and Morgan Freeman is just the best actor going around. Maybe it's not Jack Nicholson's fault that his role cries out to be overplayed, but it's his fate, and ours.
Advertisement Edward and Carter fly off on their odyssey, during which the only realistic detail is the interior of Edward's private jet. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have a chemistry that will have you laughing until you cry and crying at the sight of something truly majestic. One of the most fun and uplifting films of the year, Rob Reiner's The Bucket List is also a likely contender for Academy Award nominations. To be sure, the movie includes plenty of details about discomfort in the toilet, but they're put on hold once the trots are replaced by the globe-trotting. The Bucket List is not half as sappy as I sound so far; it is a sober rendering of life's lessons at the end by two different men who find their common humanity. However, at the crossroads of their lives they share coincidentally the same hospital room and discover they have two things in common. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list.
I wanted to go hug everyone that means anything to me. Thanks for opening up some feelings that I have spent years learning to hide. All Carter gets out of it is months away from his beloved family and the opportunity to be a moral cheering section for Edward's conversion. You throw some adversity at an athlete or a team that overcomes it you'll probably see a tear as well, but this film just struck a chord. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life. Interested in knowing what the movie's about? Now, before we get into the fundamentals of how you can watch 'The Bucket List' right now, here are some particulars about the Warner Bros. But only three films have made me sob.