I apportion the blame this way: 40% goes to Jack Nicholson, while a slightly lesser share, 30%, goes to Morgan Freeman, with Rob Reiner picking up the remainder.
All three did a magnificent job of portraying men staring eternity in the face, in the 2007 blockbuster hit, “The Bucket List.”
The story was excellent, the acting superb, the direction was flawless and, of course, there was Sean Hayes…all of which propelled the movie to epic status.
Unfortunately it did something else that very well may fall into the category of unintended consequences. It gave massive numbers of people the mistaken impression that it’s a good idea to jot down your greatest dreams on a piece of paper so that someday, somehow, they’ll find a way of making them all happen.
An entire nation of dreamers has adopted a bucket list manner of being – to their great detriment, I fear. [Read more…]