It's hard to imagine Jack Nicholson coming
up with another suprising performance, yet that's exactly what
he did. The script has plenty of amusing twists and turns and
filled with great comic support, notably Kathy Bates. This film
might encourage you to live your life before it passes you by.
It sure will make you think. Just a delightful, one of a kind
motion picture not to miss.
Jack Nicholson stars as Warren Schmidt, a
man who has just retired in time to find out he has wasted his
life. In a valiant attempt to square things, he adopts a foster
child by mail and hits the road to stop his only daughters wedding-discovering
a lot about himself along the way. Sad, poignant, and funny,
Nicholson turns in what is sure to be an Oscar nominated performance.
The movie begins with the star struggling
in retirement. He's 66 and has been working as a Nebraska insurance
executive. He has paid out a lifetime of work: days calculating
when a man is likely to die but has never let himself feel the
shocking surprise of what its like to live. This guy is a bit
player in his own uneventful life. The power of this great film
is in the details, part comedy, part tragedy, part sarcastic,
and it's also a trip of self discovery, a painful, touching picture
that delivers a telling message. With Jack Nicholson doing the
telling, it's all the more fun.