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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
The Bucket List

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE BUCKET LIST

If you're a fan of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, you're in for a grand time.

The twist is they both meet in the hospital, where they are being treated for cancer, and find out they only have a few months to live.

The two create a bucket list -- which is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket.

This is not a make-you-cry movie; actually most of the tears will come from laughter.

Just imagine the fun you could have with absolutely nothing to lose and a billionaire's bank account at your disposal.

Also, it's a great date movie as a bonus.

While the film is basically a road trip movie with two great actors, the premise is both ridiculous and misguided.

Should everyone diagnosed with cancer throw caution to the wind and fulfill their life's desires? Well, yea and no.

Life is for living and waiting to find out when death is near is no excuse for lethargy.

However, Nicholson and Freeman are just who they are, and still make the trip worthwhile.

The movie is a sentimental comedy about two old men who meet in a cancer ward.

They engage in a chat about life and loss, then decide to go on a spree, roaming the globe in search of last-chance thrills before they kick the bucket.

The film is less than picture perfect, but there's enough humor sprinkled throughout to keep the flick from overdosing on its own sense of seriousness.


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