A new feature from Leper Pop. I hope it milks your cow.
The Bucket List
You probably know this one – two terminal cancer patients played by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman take off to complete a list of crazy stuff like skydiving before they kick the bucket, and in doing so, they also learn some lessons or change for the better or something really deep like that.
So the beginning of the movie is all hospital set up stuff. Morgan is just sitting around ready to die and Jack is some rich evil overlord of the hospital in which he soon finds himself a patient. They appear to get on each other's nerves, but then suddenly they're all the skydiving and car racing and doing body shots at the Playboy Mansion. The end is all the lessons learned crap that will make you rethink your priorities if you're ever in the hospital dying of cancer and rooming with either Jack Nicholson or Morgan Freeman. Hey, it could be worse. You could get stuck rooming with Carrot Top.
I guess if it’s raining on a Saturday afternoon and you’re caught up on your chores and there’s no good games on and the movie happens to be on TBS or something then it might not be bad to watch.
This one starred the guy from that TV show “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” that I used to watch on occasion because I had a small crush on the chick with the short blond hair on the show (Traylor Howard). In fact, I think that’s the only reason I watch any sitcom. Or any drama. Or any television in general. I don’t even think I’d watch the news as much if it were anchored solely by Abe Vigoda types. But I digress. In case you didn’t watch “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” (which coincidentally is also the same situation in which I lost my virginity (I have proof – the girl filmed the whole thing)), it’s also the same guy from that Van Wilder movie. I haven’t seen that movie since it came out when I was well past college age and besides, he’s no John “Bluto” Belushi so I’ll take a pass. But I still digress.
It seemed to be some sort of twisted romantic date-night comedy with the obligatory cute endearing kid. If you’re on-board with that formula, then you’ll probably like it. Oh, and, possible spoiler alert (I’m not sure since I actually have no idea of the plot), but at the end I did note that the bookstore chick from the 40-Year Old Virgin and JD’s girlfriend from Scrubs (another show I’ll tolerate because of the cute chick with the short blond hair (Elizabeth Banks)) makes an appearance. That was pretty exciting. (I’m also a big fan of Christa Miller, but wanted to stick with the short blond hair theme) Then in the movie everybody hugged and waved goodbye and looked like they were going to cry and then the movie ended while I continued to think of a seven-letter word starting with “d” meaning to turn aside from the main subject.
I’m off to Tulsa, and I don’t think there are any movies on that route, but maybe the passenger next to me will be watching one on their laptop. We can only hope.