The Bucket List parents guide

The Bucket List

Overall B+

What things do you hope to do before you kick the bucket? After two cancer patients (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman), who are sharing the same hospital room, discover they also share the same prognosis, they decide to spend the last six months of their lives accomplishing as many of those dreams as they can.

Release date December 24, 2007

Violence B+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use B+

Why is The Bucket List rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Bucket List PG-13 for language, including a sexual reference

Run Time: 97 minutes

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The Bucket List
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Bucket List rated PG-13? The Bucket List is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for language, including a sexual reference

This story about two aging men dying from cancer, is unlikely to have huge appeal to young audiences—even though it holds some thoughtful messages about life’s priorities. Content concerns include language (a sexual expletive, finger gesture, as well as infrequent mild and moderate profanities), sexual references and innuendos, the portrayal of woman who is likely a prostitute, and a couple of brief, non-explicit comments about sex outside of marriage. One scene shows a woman exiting a man’s bedroom (suggesting a sexual encounter between them), and another has a woman dressed in a sensual nightgown to catch the interest of her husband. The difficulties of chemotherapy are discussed, and a character is seen and heard vomiting. In two other medically related incidents some blood is shown. A character is briefly seen holding a cigarette (implying this is a contributing factor in his cancer diagnosis). Social drinking is also depicted.

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The Bucket List
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language
Alberta PG Coarse Language
Manitoba PG Mature Theme. Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Bucket List is directed by and stars Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Bucket List movie is June 9, 2008. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 10 June 2008

The Bucket List releases to DVD with a featurette (Writing a Bucket List with writer Justin Zackham), a music video (John Mayer ‘s Say), and a DVD ROM link.

The Blu-ray Disc version of The Bucket List offers the aforementioned content, plus the Bucket List Trivia Track and Rob Reiner Interviews the Stars. Audio tracks are available in English, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French.

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Other movies that portray terminally ill characters deciding how best to use their remaining time include A Walk to Remember and My Life.

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