MOVIE: ABOUT SCHMIDT
MASTERPIECE ( FOXTEL), 2PM
Warren Schmidt lives in Omaha with his dull wife of 42 years. Retired, his life is basically one loose end. But then events send Warren ( Jack Nicholson, right) on a road trip, his intended tended destination is the Denver wedding of his only child Jeannie ( Hope Davis), and us on a journey that pauses along the way for some stinging laughs and some reflection delivered through letters Warren writes to an African orphan he supports. This is Nicholson near his finest ( which is saying something), although Kathy Bates gives him a run for his money when it comes to stealing scenes.