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"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.Written by
Alexander Payne cast June Squibb due to her small role in About Schmidt (2002), another film he wrote and directed. He thought she was such an underrated actress that he wanted to cast her in a bigger role in one of his future films. See more »
Woody wears boots in the opening scene. In the police station, he is not wearing boots. See more »
All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the dieresis over the second "o"). See more »
Alexander Payne claimed a color version was created in an effort to appease Paramount Vantage studio executives over releasing a black and white film. Although he had no plans or intentions of ever releasing it to the public, it was shown on premium movie channel Epix as a "World Color Premiere" at 10:00 pm EST on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. See more »
1- Heart-breaking , how and when: you don't get to know , it just breaks your heart in many moments and also along the general themes .
2- Very thought-provoking , especially if you're in your 20s or 30s .
3- Too deep without even getting near to being complicated and with very little dialogue .
4- Too realistic and too believable , although unpredictable in the least sense with top-notch performances , mainly Bruce Dern who completely swept me off my feet and is too absorbing , thanks to Director Alexander Payne .
One of the best movies I've ever seen , thought about and deeply felt . It will make you wonder about and feel many things , maybe for the first time , like what it is like to get old or have traumas and never talk about or even try to explore the inside of you after them , not loving your children enough and realizing that too late , being hopeless and leading a meaningless life at one point , what ambitions and hope do to a man's soul and many more ..
Strongly recommended for whoever wants to feel and explore genuine themes , which , I warn , are really sad , hopeful , depressing , happy , hilarious , strong and beautiful all at the same time .
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