The Bucket List

The Bucket List
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Reiner
  • Written by: Justin Zackham
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd
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Ideally cast as filthy rich old codger Edward Cole, Nicholson and his fellow patient Carter Chambers (Freeman) find themselves diagnosed with terminal cancer, and decide to go out with a bang rather than a whimper, working their way through a 'bucket list' of male-bonding activities. Justin Zackham's script runs through the possibilities mechanically, but Reiner's film derives its power from Nicholson's let-it-all-hang-out performance for an indulgent greatest hits reprise.

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The Bucket List

14 Feb 20082 stars

COMEDY/ADVENTURE (12A) 96min After four decades as one of cinema’s most personable superstars, Jack Nicholson deserves the extended curtain call he gets in The Bucket List, even if it is sentimental, mawkish and manipulative. Ideally cast as filthy rich…

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