About Schmidt

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Jack Nicholson plays retiring insurance actuary Warren Schmidt in Alexander Payne's About Schmidt. Schmidt has settled into a dormant life. He has an unfulfilling marriage to Helen (June Squibb), and conspires to spend as much time away from her as possible. Schmidt's daughter Jeannie (Hope Davis) is engaged to Randall Hertzel (Dermot Mulroney), a man Schmidt believes is entirely unworthy of his daughter. When Helen unexpectedly dies, Warren is adrift until he discovers old love letters sent to his wife from his best friend. This inspires Warren to make a valiant effort to stop his daughter's wedding. His plans start to go awry when he meets Randall's extroverted mother, Roberta (Kathy Bates). About Schmidt was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival where many were surprised that Nicholson did not take home the Best Actor award. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
6/3/03 
Studio
New Line Home Video
MPAA Rating
R -- Restricted
Length
124
Sound
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
  • Digital Theater Systems (akin to 5.1)
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
Video Features
  • cc9 deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • DVD-ROM content
Number of Discs
1

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