Much to my surprise, The Bucket List was a very intelligent, thoughtful, well-written movie. While very funny, it also dealt sensitively with issues that cross the minds of all of us, especially those who have reached septuagenarian and beyond status. The humor was not insulting or offensive. Nicholson and Freeman were outstanding. They truly seemed to enjoy working together and their interactive timing was absolutely marvelous.
All of us, not just the characters, can learn a bit about living life to the fullest and not crawling into shells when the remainder of our future is defined in starkly finite time frames.