About Schmidt (2002)

Story

Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) is not happy with his new status in life, as a retired widower. He sets out for a road trip to attend his daughter’s -Jeannie (Hope Davis)- wedding to Randall (Dermot Mulroney), which helps him rediscover himself.

Ο Γουόρεν Σμιντ (Jack Nicholson) δεν είναι ευτυχισμένος με τις νέες συνθήκες στη ζωή του, ως συνταξιούχος χήρος. Το ταξίδι για τον γάμο της κόρης του Τζίνι (Hope Davis) με τον Ράνταλ (Dermot Mulroney), τον βοηθάει να ξαναβρεί τον εαυτό του.

New Line Cinema

Jack Nicholson © 2002 New Line Cinema

Review

A movie about the meaning of life is not an easy topic and could become heavy, but it keeps a balance with some comic relief. In a character film, casting the right actors is important and Jack Nicholson in the title role was brilliant. He rightfully got an Oscar nomination as did Kathy Bates (Randall’s mother).

Μία ταινία για το νόημα της ζωής δεν είναι εύκολη υπόθεση, αλλά εξισορροπεί με δόσεις χιούμορ. Σε ένα φιλμ χαρακτήρων, η διανομή είναι σημαντική και ο Τζακ Νίκολσον στον ρόλο του τίτλου ήταν τέλειος. Δίκαια κέρδισε υποψηφιότητα για Όσκαρ όπως και η Κάθυ Μπέιτς υποδυόμενη την μητέρα του γαμπρού.

Favorite Quote

I know we’re all pretty small in the big scheme of things, and I suppose the most you can hope for is to make some kind of difference, but what kind of difference have I made? What in the world is better because of me?

– Warren Schmidt

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates, Dermot Mulroney

Written by: Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor

Directed by: Alexander Payne

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