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Alexander Payne


Jack Nicholson
Hope Davis
Kathy Bates
Dermot Mulroney
Phil Reeves
June Squibb





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A recent retiree (Jack Nicholson) deals with the death of his wife, the marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like and life he feels has been wasted.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not one of Alexander Payne's best films, but it's still a good film in its own right. Solid script. Great performances from Nicholson and Kathy Bates who steals just about every scene she's in.

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TheHitchcockAffair 11/09/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


This is a tasteful, well-acted film. With a moving story and some terrific humor, 'About Schmidt' seems to work on all levels. What stands out for me, is the wonderful acting range of Jack Nichsolson. I was struck especially, by Nicholson's fragile yet brash performance. He has such a delicious way of blending humor with raw emotion. Kathy Bates is sizzling as usual. And although there are some slow moments, the film overall, works well. If you enjoy wholesome self-discovery stories, I urge you to check this one out! B+

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mitchellyoung 08/07/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although I generally love Alexander Payne's quirky visual style, I especially love this film for its subtle dialogue and visual cues. It's a pretty "quiet" film, but one that still manages to be funny, while being introspective.

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serioussir 01/01/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A strange and disconnected story. Bates was very good and there are some funny parts. Lots of disturbing parts also.

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sapien 11/22/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I think that this is a highly underrated movie. It's certainly one of Nicholson's best. It's funny, and a little sad as well. The best scene is, of course, the one where Kathy Bates goes topless. That, was f***in' awesome! Kathy Bates RULES!

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06/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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"I know we're all pretty small in the big scheme of things, and I suppose the most you can hope for is to make some kind of difference, but what kind of difference have I made?" Spectacular mix of comedy, drama and a touch of intellient moral messages. A story focused on Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) who retires from his insurance company and witnesses something on television. He sponsors a child named Ndugu and writes a letter about his personal information. As soon as he mails the letter he discovers Helen has passed away while cleaning on the floor. Jeannie (Hope Davis) has a tlk with Warren and discusses about the casket. Warren dicovered that Helen and his best friend Ray had an affair. He passes by places he recognizes and is met by Roberta Hertzel (Kathy Bates) before Jean...

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