Monday, 19 July 2010

The Bucket List movie

I posted my bucket list here (in the post below) a couple of days ago, then last night something odd happened. I couldn't sleep as it's 40 degrees here in Madrid and I have no A/C so I made myself a little midnight snack (popular Spanish drink horchata - tiger nut milk  - and some dark chocolate digestives..mmm) and looked for a movie to watch online. And what should I stumble upon but The Bucket List, with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Of course I was then obliged to stay up half the night and watch it! My verdict? Almost inevitable for a 'mainstream' film covering things to do before you die, it was a little sentimental. If you haven't seen it I won't give to much away, but given the age of the two protagonists you can imagine how it might unfold. And one weird thing struck me - that in all the sites they visit they are the sole visitors... and I'm sure anyone who'se visitied the pyramids or Taj Mahal can vouch for quite the opposite. Plus, to me it looked like they weren't really visiting these locations - they seemed 'bluescreened' in, which was a shame - I would like to have seen them enjoy the hustle and bustle around these sites. Still, I enjoyed it, it made me shed a tear or two and gave me a little food for thought for my own bucket list :-)

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