About Schmidt

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Publisher:
New Line Productions :
Pub. Date:
[2003]
Language:
English
Description
Jack Nicholson plays retiring insurance actuary Warren Schmidt in Alexander Payne's 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. Schmidt's 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 daughter's wedding. His plans start to go awry when he meets Randall's 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, Rovi
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auth_author2Bates, Kathy, 1948-
Begley, Louis.
Besman, Michael.
Cariou, Len.
Chuck, Wendy.
Davis, Hope, 1967-
Gittes, Harry.
Glennon, James, 1942-
Hesseman, Howard.
Kent, Rolfe.
Mulroney, Dermot.
Nicholson, Jack.
Payne, Alexander, 1961-
Squibb, June, 1929-
Stewart, Jane Ann.
Taylor, Jim, 1962-
Tent, Kevin.
Winston, Matt.
author2-roleBates, Kathy,1948-
Begley, Louis.About Schmidt.
Besman, Michael.
Cariou, Len.
Chuck, Wendy.
Davis, Hope,1967-
Gittes, Harry.
Glennon, James,1942-
Hesseman, Howard.
Kent, Rolfe.
Mulroney, Dermot.
New Line Cinema Corporation.
New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)
Nicholson, Jack.
Payne, Alexander,1961-
Squibb, June,1929-
Stewart, Jane Ann.
Taylor, Jim,1962-
Tent, Kevin.
Winston, Matt.
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subject_facetAdaptations
Begley, Louis. -- Film adaptations
Black humor
Comedy films
Drama
Fathers and daughters -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Interpersonal relations -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Omaha (Neb.) -- Drama
Padre e hijas -- Teatro
Retirement -- Drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Weddings -- Drama
title_displayAbout Schmidt
title_fullAbout Schmidt [videorecording] / New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; produced by Harry Gittes and Michael Besman ; screenplay by Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor ; directed by Alexander Payne
title_shortAbout Schmidt
topic_facetBegley, Louis
Fathers and daughters
Feature films
Interpersonal relations
Man-woman relationships
Padre e hijas
Retirement
Weddings
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