Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nebraska

Director: Alexander Payne

Starring: Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte, Stacy Keach

Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is an old man with a dream of winning a fortune. Time is running out so after receving a letter telling him he may have won a lump sum he goes on a road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska to tell his estranged family he is a millionaire. His wife Kate (June Squibb) is sure Woody is mad and son David (Will Forte), an unambitious hi-fi salesman is left to drive Woody to Lincoln. When Woody’s old business partner Ed Pegram (Stacy Keach) demands some of the money things start to heat up. Shot in black and white this is a very funny film which explores missed opportunities and family relationships.

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