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About Schmidt

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Original title
About Schmidt
Running time
124 min.
United States United States
Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (Novel: Louis Begley)
Rolfe Kent
James Glennon
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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.
2002: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Supporting Actress (Bates)
2002: 2 Golden Globes: Best Actor and Screenplay. 5 Nominations
2002: Nominated BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson)
2002: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2002: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Kathy Bates)
2002: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director, Actor (Nicholson) and Screenplay
2002: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2002: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actor (Nicholson). 4 Nominations
2002: New York Film Critics Circle: 5 Nominations including Best Film
2002: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2002: 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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