The Bucket List (DVD) FANTASTIC movie !!!!
5 STARS !!!
If this movie doesn't inspire you to make the most out of life, nothing will......
The Bucket List I love the movie and was so glad to be able to get it from Amazon.com and with other items I got free shipping. I also had gift certificates so I paid very little for my items.Interesting, sad, yet worth watching! This was a good movie. Worth the $3.99 rental fee. Some parts hit me pretty hard, and I was tearing (rhymes with steering) up. This from a GUY!
Other parts dragged on, but it wasn't boring. Interesting movie, and two excellent actors. Made me think about my life, mostly, and what I'm doing wrong, or could change. I suppose that was the whole purpose of the movie, maybe?
Anyway, I enjoyed it, definitely worth renting. Great performances, could have had a deeper plot though.
And I have to mention, the video quality was excellent, didn't notice any hiccups in the playing of the movie. Amazon has done a great job. And I didn't have to spend any money on gas to rent this movie (a definite plus!).Lightweight but with a few worthwhile moments This is a generic buddy movie but unlike Curtis and Poitier in The Defiant Ones, Nicholson and Freeman are chained together metaphorically: both have only a short time to live and both are seeking some kind of meaning before their hearts cease beating. The conceit is simple, the script is undemanding and the plot line unfolds pretty much exactly as you'd expect, with chippy dialog and set-piece dramatic moments, not to mention the inevitable "meaning of life" schticks that recur with monotonous regularity.
What makes it worth watching (aside from the gorgeous travelog visuals) is that Nicholson truly acts for a moment, near the very end, during the funeral oration. He's a star who has spent so much of his career mugging to camera that it's a real joy to see him doing more, and actually doing it successfully.
Furthermore there's a scene that is unintentionally comic: about one-third into the movie when the two protagonists are in their shared hospital room deep in a discussion about life, the continuity goes to hell as Freeman's spectacles alternately appear and disappear from his face as shot follows shot. Clearly the director hoped no one would notice and forewent the expense of re-shooting the scene. This unintended comic effect has the additional virtue of distracting from the leaden dialog, so it's wholly a plus point.
All in all, this is just another Hollywood mechanically-cranked-out product but it's pleasantly distracting and essentially harmless and (mirabilis dictu) there isn't a firearm in sight.
Great Movie Anyone who loves Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson will like this movie. Even though the ending wasn't what I expected, I truly enjoyed it.