Wednesday, November 23, 2011

About Schmidt

2002 comedy-drama film

Director: Alexander Payne

Writer: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Cinematographer: James Glennon

Running time: 125 minutes

Country: United States


Cast:
Jack Nicholson as Warren R. Schmidt
Kathy Bates as Roberta Hertzel
Hope Davis as Jeannie Schmidt
Dermot Mulroney as Randall Hertzel
June Squibb as Helen Schmidt
Howard Hesseman as Larry Hertzel
Harry Groener as John Rusk
Connie Ray as Vicki Rusk
Len Cariou as Ray Nichols



Plot
A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about his self and life than he ever expected.

Awards
  1. Critics Choice Award- Best Actor Jack Nicholson- Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
  2. Artios- Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy Lisa Beach Sarah Katzman John Jackson- Casting Society of America, USA
  3. CDG Award- Excellence in Costume Design for Film – Contemporary Wendy Chuck- Costume Designers Guild Awards
  4. DFWFCA Award- Best Actor Jack Nicholson- Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
  5. DFWFCA Award- Best Supporting Actress Kathy Bates- Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
  6. Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Jack Nicholson- Golden Globes, USA
  7. Golden Globe- Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Alexander Payne Jim Taylor- Golden Globes, USA
  8. Golden Trailer- Best Comedy (Mark Woollen & Associates [us]). For the teaser. - Golden Trailer Awards
  9. Golden Trailer- Best Music (Mark Woollen & Associates [us]). For the teaser. - Golden Trailer Awards
  10. Golden Trailer- Best Voice Over (Mark Woollen & Associates [us]). For the teaser. - Golden Trailer Awards
  11. Golden Trailer- Best of Show (Mark Woollen & Associates [us]). For the teaser. - Golden Trailer Awards
  12. KCFCC Award- Best Film- Kansas City Film
  13. Critics Circle Awards ALFS Award- Film of the Year- London Critics Circle Film Awards
  14. LAFCA Award- Best Actor-Jack Nicholson- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  15. LAFCA Award- Best Picture- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  16. LAFCA Award- Best Screenplay Alexander Payne Jim Taylor- Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
  17. NBR Award- Best Supporting Actress Kathy Bates- National Board of Review, USA
  18. WAFCA Award- Best Actor Jack Nicholson- Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
  19. WAFCA Award- Best Supporting Actress Kathy Bates- Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Trivia
When Jack Nicholson met Alexander Payne to discuss his role, Payne had a one-sentence directive for him; it was "Jack, I want you to play a small man."

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5 stars out of 5 stars

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