The Bucket List


Corporate billionaire Edward and working class mechanic Carter have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to escape and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their "bucket list". In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.

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  1. Justin Zackham


  2. Rob Reiner


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson

    Edward Cole

  2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Carter Chambers

  3. Sean Hayes

    Sean Hayes


  4. Beverly Todd

    Beverly Todd

    Virginia Chambers

  5. Rob Morrow

    Rob Morrow

    Dr. Hollins

  6. Alfonso Freeman

    Alfonso Freeman

    Roger Chambers

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $45,000,000.00

Revenue $175,372,502.00


Release Information

  • December 16, 2007
    PG-13, Premiere
  • December 25, 2007
    PG-13, Theatrical (limited)
  • January 11, 2008
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • June 10, 2008
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two terminally ill men who check out of their cancer ward and head off on a road trip to complete their Bucket List of things to do before they die.

Every once in a while a film comes along with such simplicity of warmth it rises above any charge of clichés and sugar coated sappiness. The Bucket List is one such film. Its message is simple, its filming style equally so. It's performed with such quality by Nicholson and Freeman (if the whole film had just been the two of them chatting i... read the rest.

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