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About Schmidt

(DVD - 2003 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Warren Schmidt is about the taste the not-so-sweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt's attention is focused on his daughter's upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom's hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions.
Title: About Schmidt
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [United States] : New Line Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Based on the novel by Louis Begley.
Special features: 9 deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM content.
Summary: Warren Schmidt is about the taste the not-so-sweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt's attention is focused on his daughter's upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom's hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions.
Audience: MPAA rating R for some language and brief nudity.
Awards & Distinctions: Golden Globes, USA, 2003: Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Jack Nicholson).
ISBN: 0780642716
Statement of Responsibility: New Line Cinema presents a Michael Besman/Harry Gittes production ; producers, Harry Gittes, Michael Besman ; screenplay writers, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor ; director, Alexander Payne
Credits: Director of photography, James Glennon ; editor, Kevin Tent ; music, Rolfe Kent ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck ; production designer, Jane Ann Stewart.
Performers: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Len Cariou, Howard Hesseman, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Matt Winston.
System Details: DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, DTS, Region 1 encoding.
Other Language: English dialogue, Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Fathers and daughters Drama. Retirement Drama. Weddings Drama. Schmidt, Albert (Fictitious character) Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Fathers and daughters
Retirement
Weddings
Schmidt, Albert (Fictitious character)
Publisher No: N6319
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Mar 17, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Top-notch acting by Jack Nicholson portraying a just-retired former insurance company executive, whose wife has died suddenly. It is about the realization that as a person one has not accomplished much in life, about loneliness, and a desperate desire to reach out to communicate. In a way it is a depressing film. I hope one day I won't walk the path of the protagonist.

Jan 11, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

based on the trailer I saw, I was expecting a completely different movie. It was played with such straightforward simplicity that with a lesser cast it could have been a bad caricature. I think this is a very different role for Jack Nicholson.

May 13, 2013
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I saw this movie over a decade ago and Kathy Bates' hot tub scene still cracks me up whenever I think of it. Jack Nicholson makes me care about the curmudgeonly character he plays even though I don't have much in common with him. A sad, funny, quirky film.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I kept watching and waiting for this movie to get good, but sadly it never did. I know I may be wrong, or maybe I missed something, but I was really bored by this movie.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Warren Schmidt is forced to deal with an ambiguous future as he enters retirement. Soon after, his wife passes away and he must come to terms with his daughter's marriage to a man he does not care for and the failure that his life has become.

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Mar 17, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Brief nudity by Kathy Bates (yes, be warned!) in a hot tube scene. Fairly comical, though.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Warren Schmidt: Relatively soon, I will die. Maybe in 20 years, maybe tomorrow, it doesn't matter. Once I am dead and everyone who knew me dies too, it will be as though I never existed. What difference has my life made to anyone. None that I can think of. None at all.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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