Literary Flicks - About Schmidt

Starts:Tuesday, November 14, 2017  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, November 14, 2017  9:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

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About Schmidt is a 2002 film loosely based on the 1996 novel by Louis Begley. Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) has led a safe, predictable life working as an actuary with Woodmen of the World.  After he retires, 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, where he meets her future mother-in-law Roberta (Kathy Bates). Both Nicholson and Bates were nominated for their performances as Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film won two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

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