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|Seller Notes:||“Great condition”|
|Director:||Alexander Payne||Movie/TV Title:||about schmidt|
|Rating:||R||Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)|
|In Alexander Payne's ABOUT SCHMIDT, Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) is retiring from a long, dedicated tenure at Woodmen of the World Insurance Company. Though he is proud of this achievement, he finds some difficulty adjusting to life without work. To make matters worse, his loving wife Helen (June Squibb) passes away, leaving him all alone. He turns to his daughter, Jeannie (Hope Davis), for support, but she is busy planning her marriage to Randall (Dermot Mulroney), who Warren just can't stand. He decides to sponsor a Tanzanian child, Ndugu, through a program advertised on television, and sends elaborate letters to the 6-year-old boy along with his $22 monthly checks. Meanwhile, he sets off on a soul-searching voyage across the west in his new RV.Nicholson's deadpan voice-over narration, especially in his letters to Ndugu, give ABOUT SCHMIDT a solid balance between comedy and drama. The crux of the film is the daughter's wedding in Denver, where Warren is the guest of Randall's outrageous, new-agey mom (Kathy Bates). Though the funny moments make light of Warren's state in life, the overall feel of the film is a bit sad, and its enigmatic ending will keep viewers guessing what will happen to this uniquely knowable character.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3415833|
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|Leading Role||Dermot Mulroney, Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||1|
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About Schmidt...Worth Viewing Especially if you have...
About Schmidt...Worth Viewing Especially if you have aging parents or co-workers. This movie shows the main character, played by Jack Nicholson, retiring, and what lies ahead in his life. This is not the average run-of-the-mill movie, in that it has a unique and interesting twist~that instead of being another Teen flick, it shows the opposite spectrum~the post-retirement years. Jack Nicholson is one of my favorite actors, and he once again does not dissapoint, and shows a devious side, getting into trouble while trying to be the playboy, even in this film! There is one scene however, that I feel I must warn you about. The Waterboy's mother (Kath Bates) gets into the all natural and tries to nuzzle with jack in the jaccuzi! Gross! Well anyway, I do reccomend this one, as I really enjoyed it! Rate this one 4 STARS ****
A Realistic Movie
About Schmidt is not the kind of movie where you finish it and go "WOW! What a movie." However, I am not sure that those kind of movies are always the best. The reason most movies are successful at capturing us is that they get us to suspend our reality and become involved in someone elses. About Schmidt is certainly entertaining, but rather then pull you out of your reality it helps you to grapple with it. Warren R. Schmidt's (Jack Nicholson) is a charicter who is very real to life and deals with problems and struggles that all of us can identify with - loss, inadiquecy, things not going acording to your plans or desires. The movie doesn't necessarily have a happy ending, but one that does justice to the harshness of the themes. All in all, well worth seeing.
Such A Disappointment
About Schmidt was as slow as molasses! You would think that because it was about an elderly man the pace would be forgivable, but it simply isn't. The movie itself lacks depth, especially because of the unchanging background hum that reminds me of walking the bridge to an airplane. I fell asleep twice about 45 minutes in before I watched the movie in it's entirety. Why did I bother even watching it the third time? I have no idea. I guess I just didn't want to waste the $5 dollars I spent on it in the discount bin. (That should have been my first clue.) The movie is about an elderly man, who retires, who's wife dies, who rides around in his motorhome, and who unhappily marries off his only daughter. Jack Nicholson plays the role well, but because of the lack of interest in the character, the performance isn't even worth watching. Definitely think twice about buying this movie!
"About Schmidt" starring Jack Nicholson as the title character, a retired man looking back and trying to figure out just what has he accomplished in his life. He sets out to stop his daughter from marrying a man who Schmidt thinks isn't good enough for her. A nice, simple tale, with strong performances (especially Kathy Bates), a few good laughs, and some very emotional scenes. A terrific movie.