Hong Ji In
The Movie : The Bucket List
Character : Edward Cole
In this movie, one character is introduced. His name is Edward. He is old, and he had a lot of wrinkles on his neck and face. Edward divorced with his wife, but he loves women. So he does not get along with his daughter. Edward was a cold person, and he calculated everything for money. He was a very rich and successful business man. He loved to drink ‘Kopi Luwak’, which is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. One day, he was diagnosed with cancer and was given 6 months to live. Edward went to the hospital, and he met Carter. They quickly became friends and they shared their passion about their goals.
Edward created a bucket list with Carter. While they were creating it, Edward realized money is not important, and money is not the only goal in his life. After creating a bucket list, they rushed out of the hospital, and they decided to travel around the world. Their family worried about their trip, but they didn’t worry about that. They went to many other countries, and they enjoyed their trip. During their travel, Edward’s attitude changed. Edward had been reactive not proactive, but while they were traveling, Edward was intimidated but become an active man. Also, they laughed until they cried, they went skydiving, and they visited pyramids. They accomplished their aims in life. Actually, Edward did not get along well with his daughter, but after they completed their trips, Edward finally reconciled with his daughter. He met granddaughter, and he kissed her on the forehead.
The movie is about terminally ill man’s life story, Carter and Edward who were diagnosed with cancer. They met at the hospital, and they became friends. They were committed to each other fully, and what they wanted to achieve success. Edward realized passive attitude will get him nothing. I thought this movie tried to explain the importance of true relationships. The most valuable things in life should be my family and friends. There are many things a lot more important than money.