04 September 2008 ~ 3 Comments

(Movie) Bucket List

Morgan Freeman does the voice overs.

Isn’t that enough of a reason to see this?

Not since The Shawshank Redemption has the opening sequence and voice overs have been I so pulled into a movie from the very beginning. Mr. Freeman has something – I don’t know what it is, but his voice just grabs and and forces me to pay attention. It’s beautiful, it’s lyrical.

And if the movie wasn’t cast well enough just by having Morgan Freeman in it, they put Jack Nicholson in it. And he plays an asshole. No one plays a better asshole in a movie than Jack. It’s as simple as that. Really.

The movie itself has a beautiful, yet fun, premise. It keeps your attention and doesn’t let it go. It’s fun, it’s serious. Just watch it. Trust me.

All Movie Guide

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner’s seriocomic road movie. Edward Cole (Nicholson) is a corporate billionaire who is currently sharing a hospital room with blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman). Though initially the pair seems to have nothing in common, conversation gradually reveals that both men have a long list of goals they wish to accomplish before they kick the bucket, and an unrealized desire to discover what kind of men they really are. But one can’t accomplish such lofty objectives from the confines of a hospital bed, so now, in order to live their lives to the absolute fullest, Edward and Carter will have to make a break for it. With a checklist that includes playing the poker tables in Monte Carlo, consuming copious amounts of caviar, racing the fastest machines on four wheels, and much more, these two terminally ill men will do their best to fit a lifetime of experience into their last remaining days while forging an unlikely, but truly remarkable, friendship. Jason Buchanan

3 Responses to “(Movie) Bucket List”

  1. Lanel 4 September 2008 at 8:00 pm Permalink

    I have to agree…this is a really good movie.

  2. Terry 4 September 2008 at 10:09 pm Permalink

    Great, great movie!!! I absolutely love Morgan Freeman. He’s one of my all-time favorites.

  3. Shawn Powers 14 September 2008 at 1:09 am Permalink

    That’s great to hear. I actually *almost* rented it several times.

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