The Bottom Line
- Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have great buddy chemistry
- An intelligent story for mature audiences
- Very limited collection of bonus features
- Starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman
- Directed by Rob Reiner
- Rated PG-13 for language including a sexual reference
- DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
Guide Review - 'The Bucket List' DVD Review
If you knew your number was up, what would you do? Well, one option you might consider is to create a 'bucket list' - a list of things you want to do before you die. In the comedy movie The Bucket List, Oscar winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play two men from very different economic backgrounds who wind up in the same hospital room in the last months of their lives. Although they initially don't have much in common, the billionaire and the mechanic bond over the creation of a joint bucket list. And writing it out is only the first step on a wild adventure that finds them traveling the world, marking off items one at a time.
The Bonus Features
There's not much in the way of bonus features included on the DVD of The Bucket List, which is too bad because it would have been entertaining to listen to the film's stars discuss their experience pairing up for the very first time. Rob Reiner's interesting to listen to, with his wealth of knowledge accumulated over decades in Hollywood, but unfortunately there's no director's commentary track. What is included on the DVD is an interview with first time feature film writer Justin Zackham who explains the origin of the script, and a music video by soundtrack artist John Mayer. That's it, unless you count the DVD-Rom weblink feature which is only available if you have the right software. If you do, then you'll be granted access to two deleted scenes.