Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Bucket List
In The Bucket List, two men receive a cancer diagnosis. They set off on a world adventure to accomplish tasks on a "bucket list", things to do before you kick the bucket. More than once, one asks the other "how much money DO you have?" The reality of the disease, and their lives intervene from time to time. A bit predictable, the tone of this film is uneven. One moment light and cute, the next, dark and philosophical. Maybe that's the byproduct of examining life and death. I did like the way they accomplished most of the items on the list near the end of the film. The performances are outstanding. A poignant film on a difficult subject ... mortality.