Posted by: hoz49 | February 3, 2008

The Bucket List

Fe and I saw The Bucket List this morning. Our favorite local theater charges only four bucks if you see the morning matinée, and that’s anytime before twelve noon. It so happens this early showing was at ten thirty am. So what, we usually get up around four in the morning anyway, so ten is our one o’clock. I sometimes ask for donuts instead of popcorn. 🙂

Anyway, The Bucket List stars two Hollywood heavyweights, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Jack has most of the funny lines and Morgan philosophical. Maybe he is still playing God in this movie. Morgan plays a good God.

Two guys with terminal cancer find themselves sharing a hospital room. It matters that they are as mismatched as the “Odd Couple” except one is a filthy rich curmudgeon and the other a car mechanic with a mind for history.  They decide to write a “Bucket List” of things to do before kicking the bucket.

Somewhere along the trip (financed by Mr. Filthy Rich) they become life long friends. Which isn’t hard when you only have a few months to live. Questions are asked and answered, each coming to terms with their own mortality.

Sean Hayes from Will and Grace has a nice little role as the ever suffering rich guys personal assistant. Directed by Mr Feel Good, Rob Reiner.

Fe and I both liked the film. I know it has been panned as being schmaltzy, lightweight, predictable. One genius review even wrote “insipidly innocuous”. I guess that means he don’t like it.

The Bucket List isn’t No Country for Old Men or There Will Be Blood but it is pretty good entertainment at ten in the morning.

I give it three and a half stars on a five scale.

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