I bought The Bucket List DVD on Amazon a couple of weeks ago for just a few pounds. It’s such a brilliant, uplifting film and I’d definitely recommend it, especially if you’re one of those goal setting wannabe traveler types like me! Number 4 on my New Year Goal’s list – tick!
4. Watch the film the Bucket List for inspiration!
The film features two men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) who meet while sharing a hospital room for their cancer treatment. With not much in common to start with, they soon get to know each other and discover their mutual goal of living life to the full while they still can. Together, they decide to create a bucket list and travel the world experiencing wild and wonderful adventures. Sounds good, huh?
In case you’re wondering what a bucket list is, it’s a list of things you’d like to accomplish in your life before you “kick the bucket”. It might feature skydiving, getting married, travelling the world or even just something like “laugh until you cry”, like one of the goals in the film.
It had mixed reviews but I think it really is a lovely film, albeit a tad depressing. However, I came away feeling inspired. It’s definitely thought provoking. The things they do and the strength they show while suffering from their illness is inspiring. Everything that they did in the film, I’d love to do in real life from skydiving to an African safari. *rolls out bucket list scroll to scribble additions at the bottom*
Cancer could affect all of us at any point in our lives…that’s one of the scary things in this film. People from completely separate lives are brought together by one common disease. Another thing explored in this film, regardless of the illness, is that one of the men put his life on hold to provide for his children and he says the years just flew past and now it was too late. I believe it’s never “too late” to try to do something that you want to do, but why not start now? Moral of the story – enjoy life, do what you truly want to do sooner rather than later and bring joy to others.
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