- Original title
- Running time
- 124 min.
- United States
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (Novel: Louis Begley)
James M. Connor
New Line Cinema
Drama. Comedy | Old Age. Road Movie. Family Relationships. Comedy-Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationship with his estranged daughter. An often hilarious series of events follow as Schmidt embarks on an unpredictable RV journey to attend his daughter's wedding in Denver.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actress (Bates)
: 2 Golden Globes: Best Actor and Screenplay. 5 Nominations
: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director, Actor (Nicholson) and Screenplay
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor (Nicholson). 4 Nominations
: New York Film Critics Circle: 5 Nominations including Best Film
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Nicholson) & Supp. Actress (Bates)
2002: Chicago Film Critics Association: 5 Nom., incl. Best Director
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