Meathead March – The Bucket List (2007) – MovieRob

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For today’s one and only review of The Bucket List (2007), here are my thoughts on it.

bucket list“[to his doctor] I love the smell of chemo in the morning. ” – Edward Cole

Number of Times Seen – 2 (22 Dec 2007 and 22 Mar 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Two terminally ill men who meet in the hospital decide to try and experience things they missed in life during their final days.

My Take on it – If you knew you only had a few months to live and money was no object, how would you choose to spend those last days?

This simple concept is basically the entire premise of this film and although not every scene or idea works perfectly, the ones that do work make up for those that don’t.

Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson work well together and the situations (both serious and humorous) that they encounter are dealt with properly by these two veteran actors.

The concept of a ‘bucket list’ was around before this movie csme out, but it definitely helped popularize the idea and now most people are familiar with the concept.

This isnt the best movie ever made (by far) but it has great scenes that merge both serious and funny situations together.

Bottom Line – Interesting concept that has hit and misses throughout. Freeman and Nicholson work well together. Helped popularize the idea of a bucket list which was somewhat unknown beforehand. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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2 thoughts on “Meathead March – The Bucket List (2007) – MovieRob

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  2. I’d flip the notion that the scenes that “do work make up for those that don’t” and wholeheartedly disagree. All the time I was watching this, I was thinking, “how old was the writer? 30?” Well, Google says he was born in 1980, so if it was on the 2006 Blacklist, he was no older than 26. I kept saying this to myself because I was watching two very old, very sick men doing things that I wouldn’t attempt as a 44-year-old fairly fit runner. Thankfully they didn’t resort to rubberman CGI (although the artificial scenes looked obvious and bad on a 27″ CRT TV off a DVD). Plus, not everything is a poop and pee joke when you’re 70. And without going into detail, I thought Nicholson’s story arc and resolution was contrived, stupid, and poorly examined.

    My most optimistic review would be that it has its good and bad points, and you may find it inspiring, but you may find it insipid with little possibility of opinions between.


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