Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Movie - The Bucket List

I went to see this movie yesterday. It is not a feel good movie. As I was walking in several people were leaving and disappointed in the movie. When I left I understood the look. It is a great movie but it won't make leave feeling happy. "Kicking the bucket" is a term we used often when talking about someone passing away as I was growing up. Even though I knew somewhat what the movie was about, I was very pleased with the way the writer handled a delicate subject.

Two terminally ill Cancer patients try to fulfill a wish list known as "The Bucket List" before each dies. Corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Edward Cole) have nothing in common except for the Cancer. While sharing a hospital room together, they both are given a year to live. They together make a list of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. This becomes their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.

The first thing they do is sky dive and then have a fun race between a Shelby Mustang verses a Dodge Charger. They do put some dents in the cars.

The scenery is outstanding as they go to France, Egypt, India, Himalayas and Hong Kong.

The ending is very moving and just remember Chock full o'Nuts.

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