The estranged relationship between a father and son becomes a little more estranged during a road trip to Nebraska in this black and white road trip drama. The cantankerous father is convinced he has won a million dollar sweepstake and forces his begrudging son to take him to claim his winnings .
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What a neat film this was. That B/W cinematography and music score makes it feel like a modern classic, Bruce Dern can act good in his elder years. Sometimes it felt like a little bit of a road movie because from how the story was being told by Payne, but it really explores more than just searching for a prize - nostaliga & family together were the film's main points. A kind-of feel-good thing really.
4 1/2 out of 5 stars. The pacing makes Nebraska a little challenging but the T R U L Y beautiful cinematography making every shot a photographic masterpiece helps out. The performances are astonishing (its unnecessary to mention June Squibb's show stealing performance, but at the same time a crime not to) and the ending was perfection. Just thinking about this movie chokes me up...
Nebraska is a sublime journey, especially for anyone who grew up in the Midwest and spent many a day staring out the car window at fields and subtle landscapes. Bruce Dern is unforgettable, and the black-and-white cinematography seems natural rather than forced in the name of being artsy. One of Alexander Payne's best.
Como si la imagen se convirtiera en el mismo objeto que representa, Nebraska es una película gris, de textura rugosa y por cuyo centro parece volar un seco viento que nunca deja de soplar. El tono de Nebraska es también heredado de Woody, su protagonista: minimalista en su construcción de personajes, cuyas palabras son escasas pero de gestos ruidosos, que dicen mas de lo que piensan, que hablan por todo lo que callan
"Receptionist: Does he have Alzheimer's?
David Grant: No, he just believes what people tell him.
Receptionist: That's too bad." An instant classic. Laugh out loud hilarious. Deadpan and heart-felt. The score is still stuck in my head. Beautiful film.
Proof that cinema is, first and foremost, a visual art; every shot in this film is a beautiful photograph. If you have a digital projector, just leave a frame up for hours, like a painting. Gorgeous. Nebraska is also a beautiful story with fine performances by all. Those cousins should get some kinda special award. Exceptional!
Alexander Payne's infatuation with Dino Risi's tragicomic masterpiece "il Sorpasso" is evident, but he has a voice of his own, a remarkable talent for offbeat and adorable stories of common people, and also reminds us of Bruce Dern, an outstanding and often neglected performer, with a reach and profoundness beyond words.
Perhaps alongside About Schmidt as Payne's very best film. Visually this is one of his only films to impress! I hope he never goes back to color again. The story is very comfortably paced with wonderfully American themes and extremely human characters, with beautiful performances behind all of them, especially Dern. This film manages to be so incredibly funny and so incredibly sad simultaneously. I was moved.