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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4 stars (Very Good) Warren Schmidt is just retired, then widowed, and at a crossroad in his life - until he decides to pack up and hit the road in a 35-foot Winebago for his estranged daughter's wedding. Well crafted and very memorable.~GenXGirl