The Bucket List

When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened


The Bucket List
Two elderly men, one a white billionaire, the other a black mechanic, are sharing a hospital room together. They both have cancer, with six to 12 months to live. They decide to fulfill the mechanic's secret desires, using the billionaire's money. They set off on a whirlwind world tour in a private jet, and spend the time discussing everything under the sun. Reviews have been mixed.

96 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

So this is where the cuckoo
So this is where the cuckoo's nest is?

Credits

Cast
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King
Director
Rob Reiner
ScreenplayJustin Zackman
MusicMarc Shaiman
CinematographyJohn Schwartzman
EditingRobert Leighton
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2007
Produced byStoryline Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrong and frequent profanity, few swearwords.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconEnjoyable and often moving.
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
5
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconGeriatric Brokeback Mountain without sex.
5
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden quote iconNothing is as inevitable as death itself. Except perhaps load shedding, or the way that The Bucket List unfolds towards its predictable conclusion.
8
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman quote iconIf you love a film you can laugh at and live vicariously through, then The Bucket List will charm its way into your life.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Bucket List is a movie about two old codgers who are nothing like people, both suffering from cancer that is nothing like cancer, and setting off on adventures that are nothing like possible.
5
eye Weekly
Kieran Grant quote iconThe Bucket List is transparently manipulative and heartwarming half the time.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe overly melodramatic yet life-affirming screenplay is in part redeemed by the solid performances and easy camaraderie of the two veteran stars. This is one of those (rare) occasions when I was able to tune down the cynicism and enjoy it on its own terms, even if there was a war at the end between my tear ducts and my gag reflex.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconAs you can probably discern, the film is likely going to play differently to different crowds. Older viewers (presumably closer to facing their mortality than younger ones) will likely be more receptive, and thus more easily touched by the emotional moments. On the other hand, younger and/or more cynical ones will likely be distracted by the semi-maudlin approach, credibility stretching moments, and/or the predictable material.
10
Metacritic.com
33 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
128 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconEarnest performances can't overcome a schmaltzy script.
8

What the People say

Internet
6477 Netizens quote iconGood and decent tag team effort from two legendary veterans(Nicholson and Freeman) that teaches us about life friendships and touches our emotions and feelings.
16

Average .. 46%

9




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