You’ve all seen the commercials, and you know the deal. Two men meet in the hospital after learning they are terminally ill, and they set out to scratch items off of a list of things they want to do before they die. It is funny, it is heartwarming, and I love the interaction between Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
One thing I didn’t count on. And don’t ask me why I didn’t count on it, because after all, the name of the movie is “The Bucket List”. It should come as no surprise that they both die in the end. And I guess it didn’t surprise me, but it did hit me. It was sad, it was touching, it was overwhelmingly emotional for me.
I enjoyed this movie immensely for everything that it was. There wasn’t a brilliant story or an action packed instance. I might even be able to find a few minutes where it was dragging on a little bit too much. But I can say that this movie takes the concept of a buddy movie to a new level. I would buy this on DVD and watch it – although with tissues handy next time!
And Sean Hayes is about the cutest thing on two legs in Hollywood.