The Bucket List - Life in Late Adulthood

4 Pages 995 Words November 2014

"The Bucket List," (2007) is a meaningful movie about two terminally ill patients, Carter Chambers and Edward Cole, experiences the death and dying phase in their late adulthood. Carter and Edward were roommates in a hospital owned by Edward himself. They became friends not so long after that and made a bucket list of the things they wanted to do before they die. "The Bucket List" is a list of the craziest and most unforgettable things a person hopes to experience or achieve in life. Although Carter and Edward were close friends, they both have lived very different lives. While Edward got all the money in the world, he has never been loved. On the other hand, being a mechanic at a typical car repair shop, Carter lived a happy life with his loving wife and family regardless of the financial issues. Despite the fact that his wife disagreed with the plan, Carter and Edward left anyway. They went sky-diving, got tattoos, drove the Shelby Mustangs, flew in a private plane to France, went to the African safari, Egypt, the Great Wall of China, and finally to Hong Kong. Throughout the trip, Carter realized family was what important to him, and Edward realized the last thing he wanted to do was seeing his daughter again. At the end of the movie, Carter and Edward passed away; their remains were buried in two coffee cans at the top of Mount Himalayans.
The movie did an excellent job at displaying the biosocial development of aging portrayed by Carter and Edward. It also applied the wear-and-tear theory, meaning a process by which the human body wears out because of the passage of time and exposure to environmental stressors (Berger, 2012a, p. 654). Not only aging dealt with physical changes, cognitive changes, but it also dealt with death and dying, which was the result of the wear-and-tear theory for late adults who suffered illnesses. The death and dying phase was emphasized significantly in the movie. It had also mentioned several emotional ...

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