The Bucket List is the story of two terminally ill men played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman who, faced with death, form an unlikely friendship and discover what it’s really like to be alive. It’s sort of The Grim Reaper meets The Odd Couple.
These guys are great actors, but let’s face it, neither of them are doing anything we haven’t seen them do a million times before. Freeman does the narration; Nicholson plays the wacky guy who hides emotional pain under a flamboyant front. They don’t embarrass themselves here, they’re both too good for that, but they don’t do anything interesting or fresh either.
In the end it’s a predictable movie that seems to try and manipulate the viewer into bursting into tears when really he or she might only be trying to suppress yawns.
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