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Rated R · 115 min. · 2013

Drama



A stalled-out road movie directed by Alexander Payne, Nebraska is a study in what's beneath its own colorless exterior, its imagery a reversal of the lush, idealized views from the car in Payne's Sideways. As David (Will Forte) drives his dad Woody (Bruce Dern) 900 miles to claim a dubious prize, and they get stuck in Woody's hometown for a few days, we see that anonymous houses in ghostly quiet towns are occupied by real people with complicated lives. The movie has an awkward feel, occasionally humorous and strange, but also oppressively dull, as Payne edges up against goofiness without the will to go all the way there. The movie fills with people from Woody's family and his past, and Payne and writer Bob Nelson pack Nebraska with clichés, maybe on purpose, occupying an uneasy territory between observation and mockery.


See our full review: <i>Nebraska</i> is maddeningly dead-on

Nebraska is maddeningly dead-on

Alexander Payne's Nebraska is a movie about earning an identity, your responsibility to liven up your own environment and the sublimity of small victories. »

Official Site: NebraskaMovie.com
Director: Alexander Payne
Writer: Bob Nelson
Cast: Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, Devin Ratray, Rance Howard, Missy Doty and Bob Odenkirk

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