Tuesdays with Morrie

Actor: Jack Lemon
Born: February 8, 1925
Died: June 27, 2001

Staring: Jack Lemon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz, Caroline Aaron, Bonnie Bartlett, John Carroll Lynch,
Production company: Carlton America
Music by: Marco Beltrami
Release: 1999

Notes: Tuesdays with Morrie is a poignant story about real people rediscovering what it means to be alive.

The story centres on two main characters. The first we meet is Mitch Albom. A highly successful sports writer who seemingly has it all. A successful carrier, loving wife and a gathering of friends. Along with the usual trappings of a good life that can be measured in material objects people collect.

Yet a chance interview on a late night channel of Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago creates a chain of questions that had been ignored. Questions as to what price he was paying for his success and comfort. Was his work negatively affecting his relationships.

A reuniting with Morrie reminds him of the things that once were important in life. The imagined and rewarding life that he had looked forward to. One that made his current light start to fade and pale in comparison. This is a real story about people who are learning to move and not stagnate. One that is well worth watching. Many times.

M J Flack