I understand that women and men like different movies and have different taste in movies. I have been reading this thread and from a woman's point of view I am going to share how I feel about this movie.
I could not decide what category the movie falls into, be it, comedy or drama, as I didn't think it fit either one. I also could not decide what the idea or theme of the movie was. The movie seemed to me to constantly jump from one thought to another and there was no continuity. I didn't find any humor (maybe I'm warped) and would really appreciate someone describing a scene which they considered to be funny. To me, Schmidt having to sit down to go to the bathroom was not funny but degrading. And then after his wife died and he was "free" and could do whatever he wanted and one scene shows him standing up and urinating all over the toilet, floor and wall, I did not think funny at all but rather sad. I viewed most of the movie as sad to think that after working and sacrificng all those years, this sad, lonely man had nothing and was just floundering about. Maybe the theme was to live and enjoy life while we can and not wait, but I couldn't see where that theme was really carried out.
I, personally think this is one of the worst movies I have seen. I've also noticed on this thread that there is no gray area with this movie...........you either loved it or hated it.
So, come on, those that loved it, please tell me a funny scene or tell me what the thrust of the movie was so I can understand.