Tuesdays With Morrie (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Tuesdays With Morrie (1999)




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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.


Hank Azaria
as Mitch Albom
Jack Lemmon
as Morrie Schwartz
Bonnie Bartlett
as Charlotte
Aaron Lustig
as Rabbi Al Axelrod
Bruce Nozick
as Morrie's Father
Kyle Sullivan
as Young Morrie
Cloud Michaels
as Morrie's Mom
John Billingsley
as Sports Fan #1
Dan Thiel
as Shawn Daley
Kimble Jemison
as Baseball Player
Dori Mizrahi
as Sweatshop Boss
Alicia Harding
as Ticket Clerk
Kevin Lowe
as Businessman Passenger
Harry Hutchinson
as Layout Man
Duke Valenti
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Tuesdays With Morrie

All Critics (7)

Oprah Winfrey presents a three-hanky weepfest.

January 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Movie of the week with film caliber performances

December 28, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Tuesdays With Morrie

Very touching and funny. Excellent acting by Jack Lemmon. Good heartfelt lessons in life, presented in an enjoyable movie..albeit a little slow moving. But nice overall.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


I liked it. Of course I was crying, but I felt that it wasn't trying to make me cry which I really liked. I thought it was a very nicely done film.

Marion Ravenwood
Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

Great movie! Love the book also.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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