Friday, July 25, 2008

The Bucket List

A month ago I watched this highly anticipated film and so I just wanted to spend a little time discussing some thoughts I had. If you haven’t seen the film I defiantly recommend it, however I believe that this movie is one that opens up for a tremendous discussion afterwards. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are an incredible acting duo. Their presence on the screen is extraordinary.

This film presents a struggle with our finite lives and also displays how life is a vapor (James 4:14). If you have seen the previews you already know this story is about two gentlemen from completely different backgrounds and social statuses in life, upon which they both discover that their lives are soon to end due to cancer. Freeman decides to rim anis on his college days and attempts to create a list of things to accomplish before his life ends. Nicholson discovers what Freeman thinks are hopeless plans and wants to make them a reality and so the fun begins.

Throughout the film there is a great deal of dialogue that discusses “faith & reason.” Nicholson’s character attempts to separate the two and just relates life to being “wheels on a bus.” I encourage everyone, if you have the time, to sit down and watch this film. Christians can use films which Hollywood produces as resources to proclaim the truth of the gospel and explain the truth of the Christian worldview.