Ha, this post got auto-tagged because the movie title *About Schmidt*, and the first word after TIL can't be about. Wouldn't have even thought about that.
About Schmidt was a really funny movie. Especially the parts with the Kathy Bates character and her family.
I don't think I've ever seen my 85 year old dad laugh so hard as the hot tub scene with Kathy Bates
It's the kind of comedy that makes you debate the purpose of your existence and consider jumping off a cliff.
I loved the movie, but it made me *really* depressed.
Jim Carry said the exact opposite when he won Best Actor in a Comedy for *Man On The Moon*. A film ABOUT a comedian is not necessarily a comedy. Just like when Joaquin Phoenix won "Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical" for *Walk the Line*. A musician bio, yes, but a DRAMA film.
I think it was both. When he's complaining about his wife in the beginning and she dies... You get comedy. But at the end.... It's not really a funny ending as much as it is moving.
Aren't the categories a movie competes in selected by the studio?
"So how do you write second rate awards shows so well?"
"Well, I start with the Oscars, then I remove reason and accountability."