Downsizing Script

Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

Nebraska Script

Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Bob Nelson (Writer)

Script Synopsis:An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes prize.

Citizen Ruth Script

Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

The Descendants

Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Nat Faxon (Screenplay), Jim Rash (Screenplay), Kaui Hart Hemmings (Novel)

Script Synopsis:With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.


Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Rex Pickett (Novel), Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One of them an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, the other only days away from walking down the aisle. Both meet two beautiful women on their trip and become romantically involved with them.

Jurassic Park III

Director:Joe Johnston
Written by:Michael Crichton (Characters), Peter Buchman (Writer), Alexander Payne (Writer), Jim Taylor (Writer)

Script Synopsis:In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Director:Dennis Dugan
Written by:Barry Fanaro (Screenplay), Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core -- which is why when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. Things get dicey, however, when a bureaucrat comes calling, and the boys are forced to present a picture of domestic bliss.


Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

About Schmidt

Director:Alexander Payne
Written by:Louis Begley (Author), Alexander Payne (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman, who at age 66, has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.

Alexander Payne Movie Scripts

Writer and director Alexander Payne managed to turn heads with his eccentric high school dark comedy Election (1999). But it wouldn’t be until About Schmidt (2002) that he’d manage to carve a name for himself as one of the most talented and unique writer-directors in the industry.

Two years later, Payne would strike gold once again with his academy award winning film Sideways (2004).

Check out his folio of various screenplay works below:

2. Sideways Script (2004)
3. About Schmidt Script (Dialogue Transcript) (2002)
5. Election Script (1999)
6. Citizen Ruth Script (1996)

7. The Passion of Martin Script (1991)