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About Schmidt (Schmidt, #1) by Louis BegleyProud, traditional, and impeccably organized, Albert Schmidt is a button-down lawyer of the old school. But now, after years of carefulmanagement, his life is slowly unraveling. His beloved wife has recently died. He stumbles--or is he being pushed?--into earlyretirement. And his daughter, his only child, is planning to marry a man Schmidt cannot approve of, for reasons he can scarcely admit, even to himself. As Schmidt gropes for resolutions, he finds unexpected hope in an intense passion that comes out of the blue.
Set in the Hamptons and Manhattan, infused with black humor and startling eroticism, About Schmidt is both a meditation on lonelinessand on the power of romance to unlock the most impenetrable recesses of the heart.
By James Bowman. To those of you who are returning after a two week hiatus to the fifth in our six movies on the theme of the Pursuit of Happiness, welcome back. To those who have missed any or all of the first four movies, I should say that they dated from the s and s and they showed us an America in which politically-inspired doubts during the Depression-era — doubts about individual wealth, and its acquisition, and the behavior of those who had acquired it were gradually giving way to a post-war belief in economic dynamism and individual ambition. The advertising business was prominently featured in two of those movies, Christmas in July by Preston Sturges, from , and Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House , from , in part because they wanted to show us how Americans had bought into the assumption behind the newly dominant advertising industry — the assumption that, as somebody pointed out in our discussion of Mr Blandings two weeks ago, money can buy happiness. I said at the end of my talk on that movie that we are still living in that world, more than 60 years later, though I didn't mean by that to imply that our confidence in the felicific properties of money has remained as untroubled as it may have appeared to be in Far from it. None of these has made any significant political impact, although rhetorical obeisance to some of their favorite pieties, particularly those of the environmental movement, has become what has taken the place of political thought for some on the left.
I like this movie more than anything because (A) Nicholson is in it and he is good and Schmidt has, all these years, been in his cut and dried, left brain driven.
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Jack Nicholson became a star a little over 30 years ago through his unforgettable appearances as social rebels in two road movies - the drunken lawyer picked up by the hippie bikers in Easy Rider and the middle-class dropout working as an oilfield rigger in Five Easy Pieces. In About Schmidt, he returns to the road movie at the age of 65 to give one of his greatest performances as a repressed conformist undergoing experiences he doesn't wholly comprehend. His character, Warren Schmidt, is facing the consequences of mandatory retirement from his job as vice-president and actuary with an insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska, Midwestern home town of Marlon Brando, and best known for its abattoirs and for lending its name to the most blood-drenched beach of the Normandy landings. The movie has about it the same tone that its director and co-scriptwriter, Alexander Payne, brought to his bitter high-school comedy, Election, also set in Omaha, something you might call an unsentimental realism or a bracing misanthropy. We first see Warren Schmidt sitting in his office, the walls stripped of pictures, his files packed in boxes, a briefcase on his empty desk. Blank-eyed, he's watching the clock as the second hand advances to 5pm and his departure from the Woodmen Insurance Company.
Want to watch for free? Join for a free month. Parents need to know that the movie includes very strong language and sexual references and situations, including adultery. Characters drink and smoke. There are tense and sad family scenes that may upset some viewers. This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media , a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives. Make your movie list and get Blu-rays and DVDs conveniently delivered to you with free shipping both ways.