Directed by Alexander Payne, USA 2013
114 mins. English dialogue
Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as Woody, a cantankerous old drunk who is convinced he has won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. During a stop in their hometown, word gets out about Woody's fortune, first making him a hero then, later, the subject of local gossip, celebrity and (inevitably) greed.
What the Critics say:
"Is 'Nebraska' a comedy or a drama? Like life, it's both ... This is a movie to bring home and live with, to kick around in your head after it hits you in the heart. It's damn near perfect, starting with the acting." (Peter Travers - Rolling Stone)