Certainly there is no one in america who schmidt would be able to talk to with such frankness about schmidt is essentially a portrait of a man without qualities, baffled by the emotions and needs of others. About schmidt was theatrically released on december 13, 2002 by new line cinema the film was both a commercial and a critical success and it earned $105,834,556 on a $30 million budget the film was both a commercial and a critical success and it earned $105,834,556 on a $30 million budget. There is such a slice of time in about schmidt (alexander payne, 2002) close to the beginning of the film when schmidt (jack nicholson), after receiving rote testimonials at his retirement dinner from his colleagues and friends, excuses himself from the room while the dinner is in progress to walk over to the bar where he sits quietly and orders, with gravity, a vodka gimlet to drink alone. Critic reviews for about schmidt all critics (203) | top critics (43) | fresh (173) | rotten (30) | dvd (16) a character study that has the emotional richness of the great italian and eastern european films of the 1960s, in which humor and pathos rode up and down on the seesaw together.
About schmidt review – a tender, acrid, comic masterpiece about schmidt becomes a road movie of culpable despair and dishonour jack nicholson is great almost in spite of himself you can. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for about schmidt at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users from the community amazon try prime all go 40 out of 5 stars movie about schmidt by roxie smeal on march 1, 2014 format: dvd verified purchase.
As an adjunct to therapy, about schmidt can be thought provoking, perhaps even transformative it can serve as both a negative or positive model for clients one example of how it can serve as a warning comes from roger who posted this note to my web site, cinematherapycom: “about schmidt is one of the most depressing movies i have seen this year. In director alexander payne's about schmidt, warren schmidt (jack nicholson) doubts that his life was meaningful, after he retires from a 40-year career as an insurance actuary, and his wife (june squibb) passes away the realization that his wife had an affair, compounded with the belief that his daughter, jeannine (hope davis), is going to marry a complete loser (dermot mulroney), prompts schmidt to set out on a journey to find some kind of meaning in his life. Review about schmidt is an intricate character study of a man who falls into the abyss of retirement and widowhood then gradually climbs out of it by getting in touch with his heart his salvation comes inadvertently, through a one-way series of letters he writes to an orphan in tanzania.
Summary: warren schmidt (nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossraods all at the same time with no job, no wife, and no family, he is desperate to find something meaningful in his thoroughly unimpressive life. But about schmidt is a rewarding experience, with a buried life-affirming message: schmidt may be so common he might disappear, but payne made a movie about him anyway that act alone shows an incredible empathy on his part, an empathy which permeates the whole film. About schmidt‘s crowning achievement is to create a truly affecting blend of two disparate tones: humor and pathos despite its grave themes, this is a film of non-stop, painful hilarity despite its grave themes, this is a film of non-stop, painful hilarity.
The funny scenes were certainly funny, and nichollson's delivery is certainly dead on but the supposedly poignant scenes are greatly blunted by the way this movie is paced is payne making fun of these this is a movie that failed to mix the funny scenes and the serious scenes well the funny scenes were certainly funny, and nichollson's delivery is certainly dead on. Ever the actuary, schmidt calculates that he himself has a 75-percent chance of dying within the next nine years, and he's now determined to make every new day count.
Essay about psychological disorder analysis psychological disorder analysis psy/270 july 18, 2010 aubrey noble psychological disorder analysis psychological disorders can be very debilitating for those who suffer from them psychological disorders affect a person’s ability to function normally in their daily lives. The movie opens with shots of a large building in omaha, ne, called the woodmen building actuary warren schmidt (jack nicholson) is sitting in his dull, gray office watching the clock until it hits five. Check out the exclusive tvguidecom movie review and see our movie rating for about schmidt.
The movie begins with the retirement dinner dutifully thrown for schmidt by his employers, an excruciating affair of insincere politeness which for schmidt is like attending his own funeral. About schmidt is a masterwork directed by alexander payne, and written by payne with his usual co-writer jim taylor the fact that this movie has received so many negative reviews from customers really speaks volumes. Growing old: a psychological interpretation of about schmidt growing old: a psychological interpretation of about schmidt 863 words jul 17th, 2011 4 pages show more all of these stages are expressed throughout the movie the first stage is denial, and is shown when warren shows his true feelings in his letters to a child newly. About schmidt movie reviews & metacritic score: warren schmidt (nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossraods all at the same time with no job, no.