I had a feeling if we held out long enough we'd be able to book this touching and very funny film from from one of our favorite directors Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) as he takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who's convinced he's won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings.
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Fort, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach
What the Critics are saying:
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
"Elegant in its simplicity and poetic in its message, Nebraska adds another stirringly resonant chapter to Alexander Payne's remarkable filmography."
"Shot in beautiful tones of black and white (and silver and gray), Nebraska is steeped in nostalgia, regret and bittersweet moments. Yet it’s also a pitch-perfect cinematic poem about the times we live in."
Los Angeles Times
"Nebraska offers something deeper and more mature, the ability to make us care about its characters and their story on a different level than Payne has given us before."
"Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny Nebraska. What stands out is the fullness of the character, with mannerisms and expressions that make him wholly dimensional."
Wall Street Journal
"What's extraordinary is what happens at the intersection of Mr. Payne's impeccable direction and Mr. Nelson's brilliant script. The odyssey combines, quite effortlessly, prickly combat between father and son."
"Throughout, Payne gently infuses the film’s comic tone with strains of longing and regret, always careful to avoid the maudlin or cheaply sentimental."
"The filmmaker has crammed Nebraska with orneriness, humor, greed, Americana and performances so natural they seem like found objects — especially Dern's, which caps a career of character parts with a delicately nuanced character."
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