About Schmidt

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.

Directed by: Alexander Payne Rebecca Robertson
Genres: Drama, Comedy,
Production Company: Avery Pix, New Line Cinema,

About Schmidt - Schmidt Happens. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 12-12-2002
  • Runtime: 125 Minutes
  • Popularity: 11.61
  • Vote Count: 909
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8
  • Budget: USD 30,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 105,834,556
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Jack Nicholson - Azwaad Movie Database Jack Nicholson Warren R. Schmidt
Kathy Bates - Azwaad Movie Database Kathy Bates Roberta Hertzel
Hope Davis - Azwaad Movie Database Hope Davis Jeannie Schmidt
Dermot Mulroney - Azwaad Movie Database Dermot Mulroney Randall Hertzel
June Squibb - Azwaad Movie Database June Squibb Helen Schmidt
Howard Hesseman - Azwaad Movie Database Howard Hesseman Larry Hertzel
Connie Ray - Azwaad Movie Database Connie Ray Vicki Rusk
Harry Groener - Azwaad Movie Database Harry Groener John Rusk
Cheryl Hamada - Azwaad Movie Database Cheryl Hamada Saundra
Matt Winston - Azwaad Movie Database Matt Winston Gary Nordin
Photo Name Department
Jim Taylor-Writing Jim Taylor Writing (Writer)
Alexander Payne-Writing Alexander Payne Writing (Screenplay)
Alexander Payne-Directing Alexander Payne Directing (Director)
Emjay Olson-Costume & Make-Up Emjay Olson Costume & Make-Up (Key Hair Stylist)
T.K. Kirkpatrick-Art T.K. Kirkpatrick Art (Art Direction)
Rolfe Kent-Sound Rolfe Kent Sound (Original Music Composer)
Louis Begley-Writing Louis Begley Writing (Author)
Michael Besman-Production Michael Besman Production (Producer)
Harry Gittes-Production Harry Gittes Production (Producer)
Bill Badalato-Production Bill Badalato Production (Executive Producer)

See Full Cast & Crew of About Schmidt


***Quietly amusing meditation on one’s life post 9:00-to-5:00 grind*** Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) retires from an insurance agency in Omaha and takes a road trip in his new RV, hoping maybe to reconnect with his daughter (Hope Davis) during her wedding in Denver. The distinguishing bracket for the story revolves around Warren honestly writing his new sponsor-child in Tanzania. June Squibb plays his wife, Dermot Mulroney his imminent son-in-law and Kathy Bates the latter’s mother. Howard Hesseman also shows up. “About Schmidt” (2002) is a coming-of-old-age road flick, far superior to the similar “Everybody’s Fine” (2009) with De Niro. You can’t help but think of Thoreau’s observation “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” But, unlike the dull De Niro film, this one has a sense of humor amidst the melancholic-but-insightful proceedings. It’s a lesson on the negative side of giving up your life to the grind for a good paycheck and nice house in the ’burbs. Yet, also, that it’s never too late to live again, as well as realize & perhaps make up for your sincere, but sincerely wrong shortcomings. The movie runs 2 hours, 5 minutes, and was shot in Nebraska and surrounding points. GRADE: B

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