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This is by now a relatively old film from 2007 but I saw it for the first time recently. I thought it was of interest to myself as a Buddhist both with explicit mentions of things connected to Buddhism (Himalayas and mention of Buddhism) and also just thinking of death and dying. Another interesting film to me as a Buddhist was Groundhog Day as another example of a film that isn't a 'Buddhist film' but maybe has some ideas of interest.
But just to refresh memory or explain a bit to a newcomer to the film there are two characters introduced and I don't remember their names in the film so for me they are Morgan (Freeman) and Jack (Nicholson). Morgan is brilliant with trivia and is a good family man father of three whereas Jack is a businessman who enjoys making money and living 'the good life'.
They meet each other as they both get a cancer diagnosis and they undergo chemotherapy in the same room and both experience nausea chills and both have the same prognosis of not much left to live. Here one theme to me is introduced by Jack having a fancy plate of meats and cheeses with his manservant nearby to prepare it. He offers to Morgan but Morgan says no thank you. Later it shows Jack vomiting up the food. To me this could just be showing some differences between the characters but also to me it reminded me of an idea from Buddhism that fine foods or basic foods there is the same result of sickness. Like a hangover from 200 dollars of scotch or from a 15 dollar case of beer is both painful.
Later the film goes on to develop their relationship and their lives in the face of death as they go on to try to complete a 'bucket list' of things like sky diving or other things they never quite got around to. I might write more later but curious if anyone else either liked this movie or thought it was thoughtful or both.