Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner's seriocomic road movie. Edward Cole (Nicholson) is a corporate billionaire who is currently sharing a hospital room with blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman). Though initially the pair seems to have nothing in common, conversation gradually reveals that both men have a long list of goals they wish to accomplish before they kick the bucket, and an unrealized desire to discover what kind of men they really are. But one can't accomplish such lofty objectives from the confines of a hospital bed, so now, in order to live their lives to the absolute fullest, Edward and Carter will have to make a break for it. With a checklist that includes playing the poker tables in Monte Carlo, consuming copious amounts of caviar, racing the fastest machines on four wheels, and much more, these two terminally ill men will do their best to fit a lifetime of experience into their last remaining days while forging an unlikely, but truly remarkable, friendship.~Jason Buchanan
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The Bucket List trivia track: Selectable fun and informative pop-up graphics running throughout the movie
Rob Reiner interviews the stars: Rob & Jack, Rob & Morgan
Writing a Bucket List with screenwriter Justin Zackham
I love to watch any movie that has Morgan Freeman in it and this movie certainly shows off his acting talent and that terrific voice. Nicholson, as always, comes off perfectly as the brash millionaire and made me chuckle over and over again throughout this terrific movie. Another keeper to add to my growing collection. The DVD's arrived in perfect condition and arrived very quickly.
The Bucket List has two great actors of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and this movie storyline is perfection in entertainment even though the story is quite sad. It's an all out adventure once these two men met each other in the hospital. This movie is superb and you find yourself wanting to watch it again.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman were born for the roles they played in this film. From beginning to end, this movie had my total attention. At times I laughed hard. At times I cried. But at no time did I feel a need to walk away before the film was finished. Though I know how this story ends, I still will watch it over and over again.