Describe a film you would like to share with your friends
Where you watched it?
What it was about?
Who you watched it with?
Why you want to share it with friends?
1. Where you watched it?/Who you watched with?
I am really into watching various types of movies but today I would like to share a movie The Bucket List with my friends and family. I remember I watched it with my classmates when we were in senior high school. Because that time we were under huge pressure of preparing university entrance examination, so our teacher allowed us to spare two hours to watch a film every Friday.
be under huge pressure 在巨大压力下
spare time to do sth. 匀出时间做某事
2. What it was about?
The Bucket List is a 2007 American buddy comedy-drama film starred by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The plot of this movie is quite simple, two men, blue-collar mechanic Carter and billionaire health care magnate Edward meet for the first time in a hospital that they both have been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
They decided to write a bucket list," a list of activities to do before he "kicks the bucket". And they spend three months together to finish this list which is the best three months of Cole's own life.
blue-collar mechanic 蓝领维修工
terminal lung cancer 晚期肺癌
kicks the bucket 翘辫子(死亡的说法)电影中是主人公的自嘲
3.Why you want to share it with friends?
The story is quite predictable, but I still enjoyed it, so I would like to share it with my friends. The script is quite original, which is such a breath of fresh air, and the acting couldn't have been any better. It made me to rethink the value of life, and what is the most important in our short life. It shocked me that unexpected things may occur and what we should do is to live every day to the best.
unexpected things occur 意外发生
live every day to the best 过好每一天
1. What kind of films is the most popular in your country?
Well, nowadays, people have more and more different choices and thus have more preferences. As for younger audience, they may like Hollywood blockbusters such as Iron Man, and older people may prefer Kungfu films. Besides, Japanese films are also popular in China because of similar cultural backgrounds.
2. Do old people and young people like watching the same kinds of films?
Well, I think that old people like to watch stories about their country because they can get involved in that time period. They also like to watch a variety of programmes that show the native singing and dancing from different regions in my country. Young people on the other hand go for the foreign films.
3. What do you think people can learn from watching films?
I think that people can learn so much from films. You know there is an old saying that goes “A wise man learns from his mistakes, but a wiser learns from the mistakes of others.” Just by watching a movie and seeing what a character does in certain circumstances, you know whether you should do something or not. You can see picturesque scenarios that you might not be able to see if it were not for movies. So definitely, you can learn from watching films.