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About Schmidt (2002)

Comedy, Drama

Director: Alexander Payne
Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney

"Schmidt Happens."

Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman, who at age 66 has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

Plot summary from IMDb: Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver.

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 69 nominations.
Runtime: 125 min



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