About Schmidt

Since I have been laid up with recovering from my hernia surgery, I decided to catch up on some of the movies I have been wanting to watch, but just haven’t had time.  This movie, About Schmidt, is a movie I have seen before and was   impressed by, probably because of what I was going through in my own life.

Warren Schmidt is just retired, put out to pasture and finds his old files thrown away on a trip to the office. We get the feeling that he feels his life as an actuary was all for nothing. His wife dies and leaves him all alone to contemplate what he has done with his life. He discovers his wife wasn’t who he thought she was and his daughter is getting ready to marry a guy that isn’t “up to snuff” by his standards.

However, within all this he answers one of those late night ads to sponsor a child. This proves to be his saving grace. After a crazy trip to Denver for the wedding we see Warren alone again. I think the movie is great, especially if you are going through  a transition in your life .  Check it out, I think you will like it if you some years behind you.

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