About Schmidt (2002)

Schmidt Happens

Blu-ray, 2h 5min
Rating: 7.1
Votes: 124013
Languages: English
Director: Alexander Payne
Music: Rolfe Kent

Plots

A recently retired man embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. - wacoastguy

Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebraska 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, Colorado. - wacoastguy

66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process. - yusufpiskin