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Aro Recommended About Schmidt

 

USA 2002, 120 minutes
Dir. Alexander Payne
Rating: [M]
Genres: Comedy, Drama

Topics: Satire, Late-life.

 

Aroview: Age becomes Jack Nicholson in a beautifully modulated comedy of late life lament that doubles as an affectionate satire of middle Americana.

Nicholson nicely contains his star-schtick as the reserved and mildly bitter everyman Schmidt, who, beset by retirement and a death in the family, decides to trek solo across state - all pit stops, big-box stores, caravan parks and suburban idylls - to his emotionally-estranged daughter’s wedding. Full of inspired touches of observational comedy, this perfectly taps the complexities and eccentricities of familial relations, and though might tread a little water in the middle section, reaches a poignant and rewarding destination.

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1
 

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