The Bucket List(2008)
Both corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman) are at a crossroads in their lives. They share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they "kick the bucket". Together they embark on the road trip ticking off their to-do-lists.
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The Bucket List
Now don’t get me wrong, I love Nicholson and... More Freeman as much as the next guy but these two screen titans had little to work with in terms of script. The beginning and middle stages of the film just didn’t seem to hit me with any real emotional weight. Laughter was MIA and the lump that I had expected to appear in my throat during this film never really materialised. The actors are not to blame though. Without Freeman’s smooth, intelligent style and the beautifully eccentric over-acting of Nicholson, The Bucket List would surely go down as one of the year’s biggest wastes of Hollywood funds. It’s just a shame they didn’t have a more powerful script at their disposal, as the idea is a solid one.
So if you enjoy watching these two acting legends kicking around in their familiar styles then you may be into this film. Otherwise I think it should be best left to the oldies.Hide