Edward Cole and Carter Chambers have almost nothing in common. Edward is rich, lives lavishly, and is alone. Carter is middle-class, lives simply, and is surrounded by a loving family. The one thing that Edward and Carter have in common is that they both are dying of terminal cancer.
Instead of quietly fading away, the two men draw up a "bucket list" -- a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket. But unlike most people who draw up such lists, they have Edward's nearly limitless financial resources to pursue it, and mere months to complete it. The film raises more questions than it answers, which will provide opportunities for all kinds of spiritual discussions.
Movie Sermon's General Warning
The Bucket List contains profanity, some disturbing illness and hospital-related imagery, and thematic discussions about death and the afterlife.