Mitch Albom (HANK AZARIA - "Mystery Men," "Godzilla," "The Birdcage"), seems to have everything a man could want: a syndicated sports column in the newspaper and his own TV talk show ... he's at the top of his profession. Everything, that is, but a meaningful personal life.
One night while watching television, Mitch catches an interview of one of his former university professors, his favourite one in fact, Morrie Schwartz (JACK LEMMON - "Inherit The Wind," "Twelve Angry Men," "Grumpier Old Men"). Morrie is now dying and wants to spread a message to the world about the importance of living life to the fullest, which he considers to be "the last great learning experience."
Morrie's life lessons are encouraging to Mitch. He speaks of the occasional struggles one must challenge before reaching a certain level of success and happiness. And sometimes, Morrie's lessons are merely demonstrations of love. There are as simple as the old professor insisting on hugs from his physically shy friend, and as difficult as Mitch having to come to terms with Morrie's imminent death.
Mitch struggles to apply these lessons to his own life.