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About Schmidt

2002-05-22 | Drama / Comedy

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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. 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.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates

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25 wins95 nominations
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  • Golden Globes, USA

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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    Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

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    Best Actor in a Leading Role


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About Schmidt FAQ

The release date of About Schmidt is May 22, 2002.
The certification of About Schmidt is R.
The director of About Schmidt is Alexander Payne.
The full version of About Schmidt is provided by Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Redbox , DIRECTV
On February 17, 2021, the IMDB rating of About Schmidt is 7.1/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 85/100, Metacritic rating is 85/100, TMDB rating is 6.0/10.
On February 17, 2021, there were 5253 public reaction to About Schmidt including great to watch with a loved one, Oscar-worthy performance, anti-valentine, healing, more rewarding.
The revenue of About Schmidt was 105,834,556 USD.
The runtime of About Schmidt is 125 minutes.
The genre of About Schmidt is Drama,Comedy.
The production budget of About Schmidt was 30,000,000 USD.
About Schmidt won 2003 Golden Globes, USA, 2003 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, 2003 AFI Awards, USA, 2003 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, 2003 Casting Society of America, USA, 2003 Costume Designers Guild Awards, 2003 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, 2003 German Dubbing Awards, 2003 Golden Trailer Awards, 2003 International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) and 6 others.
The casts of About Schmidt are Jack Nicholson starring as Warren R. Schmidt, Kathy Bates starring as Roberta Hertzel, Hope Davis starring as Jeannie Schmidt, Dermot Mulroney starring as Randall Hertzel, June Squibb starring as Helen Schmidt, Howard Hesseman starring as Larry Hertzel.