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The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 11 January 2008 (USA)
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Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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Rob Reiner

Writer:

Justin Zackham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Edward
Morgan Freeman ... Carter
Sean Hayes ... Thomas
Beverly Todd ... Virginia
Rob Morrow ... Dr. Hollins
Alfonso Freeman ... Roger
Rowena King ... Angelica
Annton Berry Jr. Annton Berry Jr. ... Kai
Verda Bridges Verda Bridges ... Chandra
Destiny Brownridge Destiny Brownridge ... Maya
Brian Copeland Brian Copeland ... Lee
Ian Anthony Dale ... Instructor
Jennifer Defrancisco ... Emily (as Jennifer DeFrancisco)
Angela Gardner ... Female Administrator
Noel Gugliemi ... Mechanic (as Noel Guglielmi)
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Storyline

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. 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. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life. Written by r2k443

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You only live once, so why not die with style? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antes de partir See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$335,837, 30 December 2007

Gross USA:

$93,466,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$175,372,502
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Morgan Freeman once said in an interview, that Jack Nicholson was on his bucket list, and eventually got the chance of acting with him in this movie. See more »

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Edward Cole has normal length hair, only 3 weeks after his head was shaved for the first surgery. See more »

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Carter Chambers: Edward Perriman Cole died in May. It was a Sunday afternoon, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
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Written and Performed by Wade Hubbard
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A brilliant piece of art.
2 January 2008 | by steepedSee all my reviews

I was glad to catch this movie before it's release date here in Canada, so I know to tell all my friends and family, and anyone I can possibly reach to go see this movie.

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman put on a terrific performance, playing two cancer patients who only have a year to live. They both decide to make a "Bucket List", a list of events they never accomplished in their lives. This list ranged from kissing the prettiest lady in the world to patching up the problems with their family.

The performances of this movie was phenomenal, but what really made this movie unique was the writing. We have all seen movies with a similar plot like in The Holiday when Queen Latifa spends all her money living like a Queen because she only has a few months to live. But instead the Bucket List is unique because it wasn't that completing this list made their last year worth living, it was the fact that the writers focused on the chemistry of these two men and how their friendship increased while completing this list.

The witty dialog, the brilliant writing and the great performance really made this movie a post-Christmas treat.

9/10


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