Sunday, January 20, 2008
The Bucket List
Has anyone seen or heard of this new movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman called The Bucket List?
I saw it last night, but I haven't seen any advertisements about it. Given, I don't really watch much television, but the title was completely unfamiliar to me.
Anyway, this was an amazing movie. It's about two older guys (the lead stars I mentioned before) who get cancer, and it's their journey to try to live life to its fullest until they die. They create a "Bucket List" (a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket) and they try to satisfy that list before they die.
It is a sappy movie, but it's very comical--making up for its sad plot with constant comic relief. It's a movie that made me want to do something different or out of the ordinary when I left the theatre. Even though I'm only 22, it made me think about what I want to do before I die, and what I have already done that I am proud of.
Would giving this assignment to students be too controversial, even if it connected with course material? I think that it would be meaningful to them, and they could actually use it or reference it in the future.
If you could make a Bucket List, what would you put on it?
I will put some of my brainstorms here, but I want to know what's on yours too!
My Bucket List (in progress--initial brainstorm)
1. Publish something
2. Climb a mountain
3. Travel Europe
4. Change someone's life for the better
5. Travel up the west coast
6. Be a mother
7. See all of my favorite artists live in concert
8. See Conan O'Brien live
9. See Saturday Night Live
10. Develop spirituality
Mine will continue. I will add. But what are some of yours?