The Bucket List is a 2007 American drama and comedy directed by Rob Reiner stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The movie follows the two men who are terminally ill while going on a road trip. While on the road trip, each of them has a wish list of things that they would like to do. This list is known as the Bucket List. The character played by Morgan Freeman is a blue collar worker who works as a mechanic. The character played by Jack Nicholson is a billionaire hospital magnate who for the first time is in a hospital after being told that he is ill terminally with lung cancer. Edward who is played as Jack does not want to share a room with Carter, played by Morgan Freeman. The complaint on Edward's side is that the man already looks dead.
The two of them eventually become friends while they both undergo their own treatments. Carter, who is gifted in history, wanted at a point in his life to be a history professor. He ended up as a mechanic after his wife became pregnant and they were broke and simply needed a steady income.
Edward is a man who has been divorced a number of times and is a health care tycoon. He is a loner who enjoys doing nothing more than tormenting the personal assistant he has. His assistant is Thomas and played by Sean Hayes. His actual name is Matthew but Edward does not like this name as he says it is too biblical.
It is Carter who has a list of things that he would like to do before he dies. The list is tossed into the trash when he learns he has less time than he thought with less than a year to live. Edward finds the list and then urges Carter to do everything that he put on his list to do. It is Carter's wife who tries to get him not to do the list so that she may have longer time with him, however Carter is determined to do everything on the list. The two men will embark on a long list of things that they wish to do with one another. They will sky dive, visit the Taj Mahal and ride on motorcycles.
The movie is a good movie for learning about the things that should be important in life and to teach people that it should not always be about money. There are more important things in life.