Review: THE BUCKET LIST

When we think of a buddy comedy, we rarely ever think of two old men. Somehow, THE BUCKET LIST makes that hysterical. This tells the story of Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) and Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson), two men who are fighting cancer. They know they will soon die, so they decide to jot down a list of things to accomplish before they die, ranging from reasonable to ridiculous. This film is slightly flawed, as it is a comedy/drama blend, and, as with most films filed under the genre, it becomes slightly uneven, as for a while it’s all absolutely hilarious, but all of a sudden, nothing is funny at all, and everything becomes straightforward and serious. Otherwise, THE BUCKET LIST is both a hilarious and a poignant motion picture, and if you haven’t seen it already, I recommend that you do.
GRADE: A

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