Jan 03, 2003 · About Schmidt: Directed by Alexander Payne. With Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney. A recently retired man embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
- Alexander Payne
- Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney
About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Alexander Payne and starring Jack Nicholson in the title role. The film also stars Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney and Kathy Bates. It is very loosely based on the 1996 novel of the same title by Louis Begley. About Schmidt was theatrically released on December 13, 2002 by New Line Cinema. The film was both a commercial and a critical success and it earned $105,834,556 on a $30 million budget. About Schmidt was released on
66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and 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.
About Schmidt. (1,419) Logo Imdb Outline. Logo Imdb Outline. 7.12 h 5 min2002R. Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson (“The Bucket List”) stars as Warren Schmidt, an embittered man who has just retired after 32 years as an insurance company actuary. Directors. Alexander Payne. Starring.
Another fantastic comedy from Sideways director Alexander Payne, About Schmidt tells the story of an old man searching for meaning in his life as he ventures to his daughter's wedding in Colorado.
- Drama, Comedy
ABOUT SCHMIDT is a Christian movie with a Lutheran flavor. Jack Nicholson plays Warren Schmidt, a man who finds himself unemployed. As he watches television at home, he decides to adopt an orphan in Tanzania named Ndugu for $22 a month. An ad tells him to write Ndugu a letter with his donation, and he proceeds to confess his disdain for his wife and all the many tribulations of his life, including the fact that he gave up his dreams to support his family and they do not care.
- Alexander Payne
- Jack Nicholson