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Alexander Payne United States, 2002

Josh Tierney's rating of the film About Schmidt

About Schmidt holds the honour of containing the most profoundly moving humanist ending of any film I've yet to see. It is a film that asks its audience to become better people, to consider the notion that they can make a positive difference in the life of a total stranger. The fact that it does this without being at all patronising is just one of the film's many strengths.