The Bucket List

The Bucket List

DVD - 2008
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A long time ago, Carter Chambers' (Morgan Freeman) freshman year philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a bucket list, a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was still trying to define his private dreams and plans, reality intruded. Marriage, children, myriad responsibilities and, ultimately, a 46-year job as an auto mechanic gradually turned his concept of a bucket list into little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time while working under the hood of a car. Meanwhile, corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his deeper needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee. Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next--and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they soon discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do. The list wasn't just a mental exercise anymore. It was an agenda. So, against doctor's orders and all good sense, these two virtual strangers check themselves out of the hospital and hit the road together for the adventure of a lifetime--from the Taj Mahal to the Serengeti, the finest restaurants to the seediest tattoo parlors, the cockpit of vintage race cars to the open door of a prop plane--with just a sheet of paper and their passion for life to guide them. Adding and crossing items off their list while taking in the grandeur and beauty of the world, they will grapple with the difficult questions and the even more difficult answers that plague all of us. And, without even realizing it, become true friends. With humor, insight, heart...and a fair amount of attitude. Sometimes you just need a deadline to get your life in gear.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [c2008].
Edition: Widescreen version, standard version.
ISBN: 9781419861055
1419861050
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Bucket list (Motion picture)

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greatflicks
Sep 25, 2017

Excellent movie we really enjoyed it. Had many funny parts with some strong emotion at the end of the movie.

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salsun
Mar 26, 2016

No matter you are a billionaire or a middle class folk, there is no difference when approaching end of life. Do you have joy or giving joy to others in life? I like the idea where ashes were stored in can and tomb was make accessible.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Dec 20, 2015

Great performances; scene selection/coherence could have used greater care.

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JackPurcell
Oct 05, 2015

Excellent, poignant and moving.

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SusieQ856
Aug 11, 2015

One of the best movies I have seen in a long while. Highly recommend it.

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geomillar
Dec 24, 2014

As Hollywood movies go, this was better than most. Freeman and Nicholson do a very good job. Too bad the first half of the movie moves at a painfully crawl. I watched it a second time and advance 7 chapters. Suddenly my edits gave me a GREAT FLICK!

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redworc
Jan 17, 2014

While generally not a Jack Nicholson fan I thought this a good story. Interesting to see what events transpired in order for them to cross another one off the Bucket List.

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BBeeBryn
Nov 08, 2013

Age hasn't diminished Jack Nicholson's appeal as an actor. He carries this film with every facial expression, no matter how over-the-top they may be. Not a reality film but a pleasant movie experience.

Quimeras Jul 18, 2013

I really enjoyed this movie and thought the chemistry between Nicholson and Freeman was excellent. I am glad that the disparity in their characters’ economic means was not ignored; it lends credibility to the story.

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clarap
Jun 12, 2013

Entertaing movie, good for a quite evening.

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rslade
Dec 21, 2011

Thomas: I'm proud of you.
Edward Cole: Nobody cares what you think.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0825232/quotes?qt0369320

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Carter Chambers: Edward, I've had baths that were deeper than you.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Edward Cole: Somewhere, some lucky guy's having a heart attack.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Edward Cole: Here's something to remember when you're older Thomas - never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart.
Thomas: I'll remember that when I start "decrepitating" sir.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Edward Cole: We live, we die, and the wheels on the bus go round and round.

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Willowshade
Aug 10, 2010

Carter: i've never been with another woman
Edward: now that's gotta be on the list!
Carter:No
Edward: 65 years? you need an orgy!
Carter: Noo!
Edward: Orgy's proffesional, besides i don't even have to be there
Carter: Nooo!

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mbazal
Jul 06, 2010

Thomas: What are you doing here?
Carter Chambers: Fighting for my life. You?

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phyllis49
Mar 14, 2012

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common, except they both have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to make a Bucket List of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. In the process of completing the list, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow. .

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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mbazal
Jul 06, 2010

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common, except they both have been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to make a Bucket List of all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die. In the process of completing the list, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.

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joseph
Jul 24, 2008

Released in 2007 and directed by Rob Reiner. Stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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mbazal
Jul 06, 2010

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Susann
Mar 29, 2009

Susann thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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mbazal
Jul 06, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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