12:00pm
Beverly Hills Cop
2:30pm
Nutty Professor, The (1996)
5:00pm
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
7:30pm
Coming To America (1988)
10:00pm
Beverly Hills Cop
12:30am
Coming To America (1988)
3:00am
3:30am
9:00am
X-Men (2000)
11:30am
X2: X-Men United (2003)
4:30pm
8:00pm
Cops: Perfume Takedown
8:30pm
Cops: Dealt a Bad Hand

About Schmidt - Alexander Payne Interview

Posted on: November 18, 2002 | Views: 160 | Comment

The director talks about the characters in About Schmidt, and how the film was adapted from the novel.

After he's forced into retirement and his wife passes away, Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) feels quite lost. His daughter is getting married, though, so he packs up his RV and drives across Nebraska to the wedding. He feels washed up, a failure with no hope for redemption. He shares his innermost thoughts with a pen pal, a third-world boy he's sponsoring, and stumbles upon his joie de vivre in the process.  

Tags:
interview • white trash • retirement • middle age • happiness • middle age crisis • RV • Alexander Payne • pen pal • road trip