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MPAA Rating - R

Length:
    124 Minutes

Genre:
    Comedy Drama

Original Release Date:
    Jun 3, 2003

Director
    Alexander Payne

Cast
    Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, Len Cariou

 
Movie Summary
Jack Nicholson plays retiring insurance actuary Warren Schmidt in Alexander Paynes About Schmidt. Schmidt has settled into a dormant life. He has an unfulfilling marriage to Helen (June Squibb), and conspires to spend as much time away from her as possible. Schmidts daughter Jeannie (Hope Davis) is engaged to Randall Hertzel (Dermot Mulroney), a man Schmidt believes is entirely unworthy of his daughter. When Helen unexpectedly dies, Warren is adrift until he discovers old love letters sent to his wife from his best friend. This inspires Warren to make a valiant effort to stop his daughters wedding. His plans start to go awry when he meets Randalls extroverted mother, Roberta (Kathy Bates). About Schmidt was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival where many were surprised that Nicholson did not take home the Best Actor award. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide


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