December 20, 2002
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Warren Schmidt is an actuary for Woodmen of the World Insurance. His suburban life has been boring and unsatisfying, and as retirement finally comes to fruition, he finds himself lost and dissatisfied. He feels as if he barely knows his wife and grown daughter, who is planning her marriage to a waterbed salesman Warren believes beneath her. Not long after his retirement dinner, Warren's wife died suddenly. He feels a deep sense of sadness which turns into rage when he discovers she had once had an affair with his best friend. Warren attends the wedding and makes a heartfelt speech before returning home to his empty house in Omaha.