Directed by: Alexander Payne
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Harry Groener, Connie Ray, Len Cariou
Synopsis: Warren R. Schmidt finds himself at loose ends when he retires from his job in the insurance business.
It's a character study where, really, not a lot happens. Bates, Davis, and Mulroney are all good but this is Jack's movie and he makes the most of it. His portrayal of lonely, desperate Warren is dead-on.
It's worth watching.
I don't think I am old enough to fully appreciate this movie. It's definitely for a mature crowd.
This is one of Jack's best performances. He limits his emotional outpouring which makes his character perfect. Kathy Bates, on the other hand, shows us almost everything she's got.Added 31 August 2003 at 10:00 AM