The heart of movie is one of the last gifts from extraordinary, magnificent Jack Lemmon. As Brandeis University professor Morrie Schwartz's body deteriorated from Lou Gehrig's Disease, former student Albom decided to record the man's thoughts on an array of topics. Well, I appreciate Mitch's efforts, because I was happy to hear Morrie's words of wisdom also. If at all possible, view the movie without commercial interruption. Hank Azaria, completely different than anything I've ever seen him in, is getting a master's class, and how I would like to be in his shores, listening to Lemmon's stories, both as Morrie and Jack. He does not immerse himself in the media as most of America does, but instead invests himself in people and their potential to love. It was terminal by the time he had discovered the disease and he was going to die within a year.
This movie deals with aspects of life that people don't like to talk about openly when in reality they are all just part of life: love, friendship, who you are, elderly, and most of all death. Hank Azaria's performance however, seems forced, due mostly to dialogue that does not transition well to the screen. It's part of the deal we made. As a teaching artist he has worked with Wolf Trap Institute and Interact Story Theater. But based on the movie, I can see why so many people bought the book and why it's ripe for criticism.
Gradually Mitch learns about his life from this dying man. I was easily able to look past the comedian that is Hank Azaria and see Mitch Albom, a man with too much going on for him. Also, it occasionally quoted some famous speech related to the topic so that the lessons could be more poetic and impressive. The runtime of Tuesdays with Morrie is 89 minutes 01 hours 29 minutes. It definitely set a good example of how to love. I'm ready at any moment. In telling Mitch stories of his life experiences and personal beliefs, he teaches him to reject the corrupt mores endorsed by popular culture in favor of his personal, ethical system of values.
Just a heads up, Mitch Albom has another non-fiction book coming out, Have A Little Faith. The two stars' acting is first class. A job that leaves him little time for his girlfriend,who starts to feel she'll never fit into his hectic life. Maybe those truths are what kept me watching,because,like Mitch,I have trouble dealing with certain issues of life as well. He was brave, optimistic and humorous.
Morrie passes away a few days later. If you have ever had to say goodbye to a loved one, you will understand and be a fan of Tuesdays with Morrie. But Jack Lemmon's presence ensured my interest. I may even watch it again,which would be another first for me,for this type of movie. A beautiful book by Mitch Albom.
His world stops when he sees a news special profiling Morrie's condition. Basically with each week which passes we see Mitch broken down bit by bit as he learns the greatest lesson of all, we must learn how to love others and also to let yourself be loved. I personally am glad I was able to catch and watch all of Tuesdays with Morrie. There's much more to it than that, but that's the biggest part of his message. However, the movie itself was so weak I was looking for other things to occupy my time while it was on.
I will more than likely mention it again because this channel tends to air the wholesome, family friendly types of movies which as I have got older I have found myself drawn to, plus they show re-runs of The Waltons, another love of mine. Jack Lemmon as Morrie is incredibly effective at underplaying and thus giving real power to his character. When you see Oprah Winfrey's name as an executive producer you pretty much know you're not in action-comedy territory. He really does show an acting ability that is never shown in The Simpsons though it is clear his voice acting is clear in that. Sixteen years after his graduation from Brandeis, Mitch is feeling frustrated with the life he has chosen to live.
We have been commanded to love others, to be there as an influence in our community, and to develop our talents. Morrie comes off sounding like that one sappy person in your family that everyone tries to ignore when you get together. This book in many ways is very Gospel oriented. Maybe this message is too heavy for some of the other so called critics but we all have to face up to it eventually. Morrie cries freely and often, and continually encourages Mitch to do so also. As a teaching artist he has worked with Wolf Trap Institute and Interact Story Theater.
It leads to Mitch flying to Boston to visit Morrie but it also leads to Mitch returning every Tuesday as Morrie sets about teaching Mitch how to truly live. As Brandeis University professor Morrie Schwartz's body deteriorated from Lou Gehrig's Disease, former student Albom decided to record the man's thoughts on an array of topics. Charlie marries Eva, a kind woman who gives Morrie and his brother the love and affection they need. Kohn is believably self-absorbed, but his Mitch shows enough humanity to allow Morrie a point of emotional contact. Jack Lemmon, who won an Emmy for his performance as Morrie, delivers a touching, if not significant, portrayal of a man dealing thoughtfully with his disease. It's a role that could have been played like a geriatric Patch Adams, but Lemmon one of the best actors of his generation handles the role with grace. After he has received his diploma, Mitch approaches his favorite professor, Morrie Schwartz, and presents him with a monogrammed briefcase.
If the movie is anything like the book, then Morrie sounds like the world's foremost pop psychologist. Just try to go into it with an open mind, and you'll see how rank it is. Those that don't know Morrie Schwartz was a real person,a college professor. It's the true story of the author's weekly meetings with Morrie Schwartz Jack Lemmon , a retired college professor who suffers from Lou Gehrig 's disease. Jack Lemmon, who won an Emmy for his performance as Morrie, delivers a touching, if not significant, portrayal of a man dealing thoughtfully with his disease.