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R| 2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossroads all at the same time. To begin with, he is retiring from a lifetime of service as an actuary for Woodmen of the World Insurance Company, and he feels utterly adrift. Furthermore, his only daughter Jeannie (Hope Davis) is about to marry a boob. And his wife Helen (June Squibb) dies suddenly after 42 years of marriage.

Cast: Jack Nicholson , Hope Davis , Dermot Mulroney , Kathy Bates , Len Cariou , Howard Hesseman , June Squibb , Harry Groener

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

About Schmidt (2002)

Release Date: December 13th, 2002|2 hr. 4 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It is also Nicholson at his bravest and riskiest. By banking his fires and staying alert to the smallest details, he delivers a monumental performance that blasts your expectations and batters your heart. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A seriously good movie, a challenge to viewers, a rebuke of the way many Americans live their lives. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Nicholson has at least three magnificent moments in Hour 2. The best is a wedding toast that comes after another that will painfully remind you of every banal wedding toast you've ever heard. show more

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