R | | Comedy, Drama
A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.
Alexander Payne said the screenplay was a hybrid of the novel and his own original screenplay, "The Coward", which he wrote while a student at UCLA. The title, main character, and overall plot and theme were kept from About Schmidt, while The Coward... ...
I'd like a blizzard with vanilla ice cream.
Dairy Queen Employee: Ok. What would you like on it?
Warren Schmidt: Uhh... I'll have the Reese's Pieces... and some cookie dough.
Dairy Queen Employee: And what size?
Warren Schmidt: ...medium.
At the wedding, the priest/minister wears the wrong color of vestments: a purple chasuble and blue stole - purple is for Lent and blue is for Advent. The appropriate color for a wedding in terms of church vestments (be it Catholic, Episcopalian or other) is white.
$282,367 (USA) (15 December 2002)
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