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THE BUCKET LIST
USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King, Serena Reeder, Verda Bridges, Destiny Brownridge, Brian Copeland, Ian Anthony Dale, Christopher J Stapleton, Angela Gardner, Noel Gugliemi, Jonathan Hernandez
Director: Rob Reiner
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 25 December 2007 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 15 February 2008
A long time ago, Carter Chambers' (Morgan Freeman) freshman year philosophy professor suggested that his students compose a "bucket list," a collection of all the things they wanted to do, see and experience in life before they kicked the bucket. But while Carter was still trying to define his private dreams, reality intruded and gradually his concept of a bucket list became little more than a bittersweet memory of lost opportunities and a mental exercise he occasionally thought about to pass the time while working under the hood of a car.
Meanwhile, Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) never saw a list without a bottom line. He was always too busy making money and building an empire to think about what his needs might be beyond the next big acquisition or cup of gourmet coffee.
Then life delivered an urgent and unexpected wake-up call to both of them...
Despite the fact that corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are worlds apart, they are both at a crossroads in their lives. Sharing a hospital room they discover that they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they "kick the bucket" and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are.
The list isn't just a mental exercise anymore, it's an agenda and together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humour. Each Adventure adds another check to their list.