Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Bucket List

Last night I saw The Bucket List. I’ve never been to a sneak preview before and it was kind of fun. We had to stand in line and wait (more passes were given out then there were seats) for about ½ hour. We were told there were 340 seats and we were 177 and 178 going through. I have never been to a sold out show before, so it was kind of nice having a full theater and hearing the laughing and crying magnified.

It was a good movie. It was also a very sad movie. It wasn’t fast paced and at times it felt like it was lacking something, but the overall movie and message was good. I definitely walked out of there wanting to slow my life down and take more time to enjoy the wonderful blessings that I have been given.

There are two men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) and they have cancer and are given limited time to live. So they make the list, and the do some of the greatest things crossing each one off the list as they do it. By the end you are connected with them and feel the pain of what they’re going through.

Afterwards, during my drive home, I really reflected on how good I have it. I don’t care if you took away all of my money and my job and all my stuff, I have a wonderful family. That’s when I get scared…if something happened to someone in my family I’d fall apart. I’d know there was a reason for it, but I’d still fall apart. I’m just so undeservingly blessed. I also feel so badly for people that don’t look at their lives the way I do…that don’t look at those around them and realize how good they have it just by who they are surrounded by.

And there you have it! Was it one of my favorite movies? No. Is it one I’ll see again? Maybe if hubby really wanted to see it. But if you’re looking for a good movie with some laughs and some tears with two fantastic actors, this is a good one.


Sherry said...

Okay so that movie is a Net Flix must for me, good.
Great for you have the experience of going to a sneak preview, I have never been to one before.
Love that the movie lingered, you know you thinking about the movie and your life on the way home. To me that's the sign of a great movie, the message sublte yet hitting home.
I know my family is most important to me, if we had no money, we would still have each other, and yes that is a great thing!!!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Though I've never heard of this movie, it sounds good and I'd love to see it. (like both of the actors). I feel the same as you about my life - what did I do to be so blessed and is something going to happen to "snap me back to reality."

Edie said...

Don't get me started on the being "so undeservingly blessed"... I think the same thing every day and just wonder when it's all going to come crashing down around me. :( I'm glad there are other people in the world that feel the same way I do.

Thanks for the review. I think I'll see it!!

radioactive girl said...

I saw the commercial about that movie on tv the other day. I have mixed feelings on whether I would want to see it or not. I think so, but I also think that it might make it hard to deal with where I am. I'm not ready to make a bucket list quite yet, but my future is still so uncertain that it might not be a good thing for me to see.

Daddy Dan said...

I'm surprised, but that movie got really bad reviews. How could a movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman be bad? I'll take your review over the "professional" reviews any day. I'm glad you had a good time.

Julie said...

Thanks for the review - sounds like I'll rent it. Then I can get teary eyed in my own house vs a theater of people.