About Schmidt

From the director of Election comes this movie about Jack Nicholson finally playing someone his own age. His wife dies and he realizes how little he has done with his life.

This isn’t your typical Jack Nicholson movie, which is what disappointed my dad. He thought it was going to be a lot funnier. It is very subtle humor. If you liked Election, you should like this movie. It’s the same kind of humor. I really enjoyed it.

Everything that he thought was important about his life turns out not to be seen that way by others. He finally realizes that. One thing that helps him get through is Ndugu, the child he sponsors from Tanzania from one of the Sally Strothers “Save the Children” commercials. The letters he writes to him are hilarious.

Rating: A-

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