Sunday, June 19, 2011

Review - The Bucket List

I caught The Bucket List last night on TBS.  Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman both gave a wonderful performance. 

Their characters, Edward and Carter, are diagnosed with terminal cancer and they resolve to spend the next few months enjoying life.  I was expecting something more along the lines of Grumpy Old Men, but got something a little more poignant.  In their last moments, Edward and Carter learn what life is really about.  In between fun experiences and cleverly funny discussions, they reminisce on what they've accomplished, opportunities lost, positions obtained.  They discover what's missing in their lives.

Through a well-written script, this movie will entertain and rip your heart out.  No matter your age, this movie should inspire you to enjoy life and seize the day. 

The TBS-edited version is viewable by the whole family, though younger children probably wouldn't appreciate the subject matter.

My advice: watch this movie, and then go do something with your life--TODAY.

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