Two guys Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) meet in a hospital and both find out they are terminally ill and going to die. Carter Chambers explains to Edward Cole that a bucket list is a list of things you would like to do before you "kick the bucket." Edward is a lonely but very rich guy and he talks Carter into composing and completing a bucket list together. The two of them carry out this project and even though very unlikely friends become fast friends and both die with "their eyes closed and their hearts open."
The Bucket List, distributed in January, 2008 is a funny movie, poignant at times, flippant and yet serious. It drags at times and is vibrant at others.
Overall worth seeing. Probably appeals to older people who have faced or are facing their mortality than young people who are young enough to think they will live forever. This movie works because of the talent of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman otherwise it could have flopped big time.
I recommend it.
Link: The Bucket List (2007).