A true character study on an aging man who feels like he has nothing to offer the world, About Schmidt stars Jack Nicholson in an unusually restrained and somber role as the titular Warren Schmidt. As his life crumbles around him and his meagre accomplishments are taken away, Schmidt goes for a cross-country journey by himself, trying to stop his daughter from marrying the wrong man. Along the way, the film shows him wrestling with his sense of futility and trying to make a difference in the world. Highly recommended and incredibly moving!
As much as this movie is centered around Schmidt, it is around Jack Nicholson. You will watch an interesting and touching character and meanwhile you will also witness the great talent that is Jack Nicholson in its prime. About Schmidt is funny, moving and real.