April 26th, 2012

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About Schmidt

I'm not very good at seeking out great works of art. Usually I only find them by chance or because someone goes out of their way to show them to me. Joe Krause has exposed me to probably more than half of the non-classical music that I like. And I would never have seen About Schmidt if not for Kevin McGillen. It's one of those movies that is so good that it feels like it was made specifically for me, exploring the themes of life in the Midwest, loneliness, rejection, and the inevitability of death.

(This post contains some spoilers and probably shouldn't be read by those who haven't seen the movie.)

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