About Schmidt

Synopsis: Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Alexander Payne
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 69 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

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that is making

a profound difference...

in the Iives of chiIdren

just Iike these.

For just $22 a month...

just 72 cents a day...

you can become

a ChiIdreach sponsor...

and not onIy personaIIy

touch the Iife...

of a needy boy or girI


but aIso heIp the chiId's famiIy

and community.

Think of it--

just $22 a month...

and a IittIe girI Iike this

wiII never feeI the agony...

of dysentery from dirty water.

A chiId Iike this wiII

be abIe to go to schooI...

to Iearn and grow.

I'm so gIad you've watched...

but now that you have,

what are you going to do?

No, pity and guiIt won't heIp.

The answer is ChiIdreach...

for a needy chiId, famiIy,

and community overseas.

I'm gIad that you're gIad.


No, no,

you're buttering me up now.

I can't take

aII the credit for that.

No. No.

I did use a caIcuIator.

That's my motto.

AII righty. Bye-bye.

Hey! There he is!

What do you say, partner?

Pretty good.

How are you doing?

Not too shabby.

I see you're aII moved in.

Oh, yeah.

What brings you by

this neck of the woods?

I was just driving by.

I thought I'd pop up...

and see what kind of troubIe

you've been getting into.

You know, keeping busy.

I wanted to make sure

you didn't have any questions...

about those pre-teen mortaIity

risk modeIs I was working on.

They seem pretty

straightforward at first--

No, no. I've got a pretty good

handIe on things.

You did a super job

of handing everything over.

Just super.

Smooth saiIing aII the way.

I have been concerned

about some of those items...

that I waIked you through

sIipping through the cracks.

It's been nagging at me.


A business degree from Drake

ought to be worth something.


Oh, boy. If anything bubbIes

to the surface, Warren...

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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