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The Bucket List
I can hardly recall how my best friend and I met, but I do remember not liking her so much as it takes a lot for me to call someone a friend. Luckily, fate had a different plan and gave me a shoulder I can always lean on. There are countless reasons how people are drawn together, but I have always believed it is in our human nature to reach out and make a connection. A film called The Bucket List tells the story of two ailing men from completely different worlds become roommates in a hospital, after being diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer, which led Carter Chambers and Edward Cole to a journey in search for life changing connection.
Morgan Freeman plays the role of Carter Chambers, whom in his early years aspired to have a profession in History, but landed as a mechanic; a job appointed by life. Black, broke and baby on the way, Chambers embraced the first decent job given to him and made a career of it for over forty years. The film begins with Carter receiving a phone call from Virginia, allowing the audience to quickly forecast the predicament he was in. After quick deliberation Carter takes a quick glimpse at the lit cigarette he was smoking before letting it drop to the floor, as he walked baffled by the news his wife Virginia delivered.
Chambers finds himself fighting for his life in the hospital waiting for results where he meets Edward Cole, a role played by Jack Nicholson, a wealthy, well-groomed proprietor of the second largest hospital management. Ironically, Cole who is accused of running poorly staffed and overpopulated hospitals by the County Board defended his policy claiming, “Two beds to a room. No exemptions.” Unaware, of the horrible timing that was going to be delivered after his results are processed, after coughing up blood; known as hemoptysis which can be very frightening as it can be symptoms of Lung Cancer.
Cole was given immediate attention and was ordered quickly to proceed to surgery. The doctor in

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