Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Bucket List

Mom and I found a new friend to with us to the movies and today we went to see the Bucket List.

Edward (Jack Nicholson) and Carter (Morgan Freeman) meet in hospital because of cancer. After some initial bickering, this odd-couple pair of cancer-stricken coots - who have been told they have less than a year to live - bond and set out on a trip around the world, bankrolled by Edward and organized by his personal assistant (Sean Hayes), to complete a bucket list - a list of all the things you want to do in your life, before you "kick the bucket".

On the agenda: Skydiving. Getting a tattoo. Dinner in the south of France. Racing Mustang Cobras. Chasing the wildlife on an African safari. Visiting the Pyramids of Egypt. Absorbing the wonders of the Taj Mahal. Cruising across the Great Wall of China on a motorcycle. The postcard views are breathtaking.

Working with each other for the first time, Nicholson and Freeman thrive as replicas of screen persona's both have built for decades. Jack is the forceful wild man; Morgan the methodical dispenser of wisdom. Two great actors come together for one great movie!

1 comment:

Amy said...

It's me again.:)
I did a blog post about this movie too...We LOVED it!
I don't think that it is humanly possible for Morgan Freeman to make a bad movie; even if the movie itself is bad, he makes it good.:)
I had the biggest lump in my throat at the end of this one. It was so touching and emotional.

I'm enjoying this sight(just like your others); you are quite the blogging professional.:)