Актеры: Jack Nicholson (as Warren Schmidt), Hope Davis (I) (as Jeannie Schmidt), Dermot Mulroney (as Randall Hertzel), Kathy Bates (as Roberta Hertzel), June Squibb (as Helen Schmidt), Howard Hesseman (as Larry Hertzel), Harry Groener (as John), Connie Ray (as Vicki Rusk), Len Cariou (as Ray Nichols), Mark Venhuizen (as Duncan Hertzel), Cheryl Hamada (as Saundra), Phil Reeves (as Minister in Denver), Matt Winston (I) (as Gary Nordin), James M. Connor (as Randall's Best Man (as James Micheal Connor)), Jill Anderson (I) (as Bridesmaid Reading St. Paul)
Описание: Джек Николсон исполняет роль Уоррена Шмидта, человека, потерявшего смысл жизни после отставки и внезапной смерти жены. Неуверенность относительно его будущего и прошлого, заставляет Уоррена упаковать свои чемоданы и отправиться через весь штат Небраска на свадьбу своей дочери (Хоуп Девис) с продавцом водных кроватей (Дермот Малруни). Но каждый шаг, который он делает, кажется Уорену неправильным, и ему уже начинает казаться, что единственный выход - это покончить с жизнью. Но в дороге, Уоррен находит неожиданного друга - бедного танзанийского мальчика. В своих длинных письмах мальчику, Уоррен начинает видеть себя и свою жизнь, но уже новыми глазами.
Рецензии: Jack Nicholson (Oscar-nominated) has put in his time and retirement from his insurance agency in Omaha, Nebraska is imminent. All should be peaches and cream now, right? Well, not necessarily. Nicholson is scared to death of his daughter's (Hope Davis) upcoming marriage to waterbed salesman Dermot Mulroney in Colorado and is obviously unhappy in his life as he wonders what he has done to make a difference in the world. Shortly after his wife's (played by June Squibb) sudden death, Nicholson begins to examine his life through his own eyes and decides that a road trip in his new Winnebago is just the thing he needs. What follows is a "Harry and Tonto"-styled film without the Tonto. As his daughter's marriage looms, Nicholson goes to Denver to stay with Mulroney's out-there family (led by priceless Oscar-nominee Kathy Bates and ex-husband Howard Hesseman). There the film continues its simultaneous comedic and dramatic assault on its audience. Nicholson's feelings are made clear by personal writings to an unseen foster child in Tanzania that he sponsors through one of those television commercials. "About Schmidt" is a strange dime-turner of a film that gets real dramatic and then switches quickly to comedy and vice versa. The film is heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time. Nicholson makes the whole project work with yet another ungodly role that just adds to his greatness. Growing old is never easy to do and the range that Nicholson (who almost always plays younger than he really is) brings to the part is revolutionary. A joy, and admittedly sometimes a trial to get through, "About Schmidt" is overall an enjoyable cinematic experience that works because of extremely likeable characters and a truly original and life-affirming tale. 4.5 out of 5 stars.