Director: Rob Reiner
If you could eat this movie it would be definitely considered comfort food. While it’s nutritional value is definitely questionable, its taste is familiar and you can rest assured you’re going to get exactly what you’ve come to expect from a snack such as this.
The Bucket list of course stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as two people who have just been told they have six months to live. The plot itself is riddled with clichés and the whole premise has been done (forgive the pun) to death.
This is also a movie that, if you’ve seen the previews, you’ve seen the movie and there will be absolutely no surprises coming to you.
Jack Nickolas is the classic rich bastard who has to be almost dead before he gives two squirts about anyone. In this case he’s the stereotypical private hospital owner who only sees money in patient’s eyes. He shares a hospital room with Morgan Freeman, playing, well, Morgan Freeman. His amazing narrator voice and kind demeanor that he has perfected is once again on display for all to enjoy.
Together they become friends in their last days on earth and decide to make a ‘money is no object’ list of things to do before they die.Again, there are no surprises. That said, there are certainly worse ways to spend an evening then to watch two of the finest seasoned veterans roll through a timely subject for the millions who have followed their careers from the beginning.