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|
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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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Brilliant JackBy Moo from Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales , 29 Aug 2008Brilliant performance from Jack Nicholson as a man who has just retired after a lifetime with one firm. Suddenly, life seems empty . . . or does it? He decides to 'go on the road', with unpredictable consequences. There are some laughs, but this is not a funny subject. A touching, quite moving performance.
nice movieBy peper (1 review) from Bristol , 01 Aug 2008another one which make you think- that it is important to live as you like because live can not be postponed
About Schmidt ReviewBy Josephine (1 review) from Lewes , 06 Jun 2008At turns tender and sad, gently and funny insight into the life of a lonely man's life. Nicholson gives a full bodied and understated performance. The visuals enhance the themes of the film greatly. Well acted and directed.
SchmidtBy LucyG (12 reviews) from Bristol , 29 May 2008Always good to see Jack on the screen. He does a good job with his characters. However, I did find the movie very slow starting (whether that was the intention of the nature of the movie or not) and too long!
Loved it!By a customer from Warwick , 01 Apr 2008Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates, both at their BEST. Not to be missed.