Detroit Free Press sports columnist Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) has found success and popularity in his occupation, but emotionally and spiritually he is bankrupt. While watching television one night, he comes across an episode of the news showNightline and learns that his former university professor Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon) is battling A.L.S. -- better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. At first, Mitch is reluctant to pay his former mentor a visit, since, at his graduation ceremony, Mitch promised to remain in contact with Morrie but failed to make good on that promise. Mitch eventually overcomes his uneasiness and, to his surprise, finds a very warm welcome from Morrie. The two begin to discuss the issues of happiness, life, and death, and they soon begin to meet on a weekly basis as Mitch reassumes the role of Morrie's student. ~ Ryan Shriver, Rovi
Mark Albon's book is portrayed very well here. A master at character parts, Jack Lemmon does a great job as Morrie. If you like this one, get Mark Albon's other feature, Five People You'll Meet in Heaven. Terrific.
How many of us realize the value & lessons of life before it's too late? Better yet, take the time to walk down the road with a terminal person and learn so much in so little time? A gently inspiring movie that brings the living & the dying into a once in a lifetime journey!
Tuesdays With Morrie is one of my all time favorite books. This movie stays true to message(s) of the book.
Jack Lemmon was an excellent choice for Morrie as was hank Azaria for Mitch. "Love wins. Love always wins" is the message from Morrie. I am holding onto that message.
Get out the tissues at the end. I read the book years ago and the movie was true to the book. This is a very good story about living, not dying, and digging deep to find your own inner hapiness. The part that really hit me was just how people come in an out of our lives, and touch our lives in so many ways. This is a great movie with good acting.
Jack Lemmon is old & dying, but continues to mentor an his student Hank Azaria, whose lost touch with his life and dreams, in hustling for what he believes are important goals. This touching story is a marvelous dialog about life and death. Lemmon shines with the support of a great ensemble cast. Watch it with family and loved ones.
There's a prologue to Tuesday's With Morrie by Oprah Winfrey which is warning enough. (The movies' script must have read like a self-help manual.) Books and plays, "that make a difference in people's lives," are strongly favored by Oprah and her following. Tuesdays With Morrie is no exception. It is meant to 'comfort and inspire.' Wouldn't it be lovely if each of us could love and live life to the full -- experiencing each day as if it were our last? Or would that be so much romanticism? Men are particularly challenged emotionally according to the conventional wisdom, so it no wonder that the two protagonists in Tuesday With Morrie are men. After all, men have the most to learn. For this viewer, Tuesdays With Morrie was "too touchy-feely." It smacked of all those weary-eyed people I've seen on Oprah who would fill the world with constant expressions of insincere affection in hopes of making it a 'better place.' All that is achieved is a sense of inadequacy to the task.
I became interested in this film when the pastor at my church used a clip from the film as part of his sermon that day. I enjoyed this film very much, and would highly recommend this to anyone. It really makes you think about living life to the fullest. I thought the ending was very sad, but I didn't expect fireworks and a parade in the first place.
Great movie to learn the real gifts of life. I use this film in my Psych classes for the stages of life and how to handle getting older and of course, death with dignity. Wonderful portrayl by both actors.