About Schmidt details
|Starring:||June Squibb, Kathy Bates, Dermot Mulroney, Howard Hesseman, Hope Davis, Jack Nicholson|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
Most helpful review
Schmidt's Wild StrawberriesBy Christopher Murray from Leeds, UK , 30 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I knew little about this film and went into the viewing with little expectation but was greatly rewarded with a deep and thoughtful look at life, love, missed ambition and loneliness.
Schmidt, the responsible family man retires from his safe and reliable position as Vice President of an acturial company. He is about to set out on retired life with his wife of 42 years when tragedy strikes, providing the opportunity for revelations and reflection on a life passed by.
'About Schmidt' is slow but engaging. Jack Nicholson was a revelation as the solitary man nearing the end of his life and Kathy Bates illumintates the film with her bright but all too short prescence.
Echoes of Bergmans 'Wild Strawberries' permiate the film even to the abrupt but satisfying ending where our hero realises that perhaps he has made a difference to someone in his short unfulfilled life.
'About Schmidt' strolls along at an easy pace. It wont shock you or change your life but it will give you time to think and for some, hopefully, time to change!
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About SchmidtBy a customer from Glasgow , 24 Oct 2009Yeh, it was OK actually. Jack Nicholson one of my favourite actors.
Poor content - worse endingBy a customer from Rhyl , 05 Sep 2009Not a great film.......
Film with a differenceBy bosun65 (14 reviews) from Cambridge , 13 Aug 2009I loved this film. Jack Nicholson in a great role. What a great actor this guy is! Loved the whole story line as well.
About SchmidtBy Chrissey (20 reviews) from Colchester , 24 Jul 2009Love this film but with Jack Nicholson in it, we knew it would be all it was cracked up to be.
Two hours of loneliness and regretBy Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 05 Jun 2009Schmidt is a sad, lonely and deepy boring man who looks back on an essentially wasted life. He bares all to a Tanzanian orphan. How do you make this subject matter exciting? I don't know, and neither does this film. Well played by Jack Nickolson but anything but a riveting watch.