About Schmidt

About Schmidt

About Schmidt is “part comedy, part tragedy, mostly masterpiece.” Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has arrived at several of life’s crossroads all at the same time. He retired from a lifetime job and he feels utterly adrift. Furthermore, his only daughter is about to marry a man whom he does not like. And his wife dies suddenly. With no job, no wife, and no family, Warren is desperate to find something meaningful in his thoroughly unimpressive life. He sets out on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. This movie is a hopeful story that suggests that it is never too late to look at our life and begin to make choices to reach our greatest potential. It is never too late to make a difference. Schmidt realizes that even if life has been meaningless, we need to make it meaningful. There are always opportunities to plant the seeds for a meaningful future that is in service to others. In the end, Schmidt realizes he has immense opportunity to create the meaningfulness that he wants because everything is intrinsically void of any fixed meaning. Sound familiar? I wonder if he had a pen with him…