(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Title: Nebraska
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from web page
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Summary: After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Audience: Rating: R; for some language CHV rating: PG
ISBN: 1415777098
Statement of Responsibility: director, Alexander Payne ; writer, Bob Nelson
Distributor: Los Angeles, CA :, Paramount
Performers: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb.
System Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Sweepstakes Drama Fathers and sons Drama Automobile travel Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Sweepstakes
Fathers and sons
Automobile travel
Publisher No: PAR457466002 Paramount
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Jul 29, 2014
  • OlivePlaid rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was so ready to hate this film. But it turned out to be funny and entertaining. I loved the ending.

Jul 27, 2014
  • S3707 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I gave this wonderful, heartfelt film,
Nebraska FIVE Stars. If one has
had the experience of taking care
of elderly parents this film could tickle
your funny bone and also could reach
down and tug on your heart remembering what it was like to deal
with them along with the frustrations,
the heartaches, and the surprises
that arose along the way. I LOVED
this film, I really LOVED it. I usually
never see a film more than once, but
I know I will see Nebraska again and

Jul 26, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's nice to see Stacey Keach and Bruce Dern (Oscar nom) play the roles of two septuagenarians living in rural America. The people in this film are the forgotten ones - just trying to live our their lives with their loved ones, friends, lovers and ex-lovers. Along the way we learn about some of their flaws and we learn about some of their weaknesses and misteps in life, you know the two steps forward and one step back business of life. We get to see a son getting to know the father, I mean really know him, as man to man. The film is shot in black in white - these people are just trying to do the best they can with what they have left. No big expectations, well the audience doesn't see big expectatons, but the expectations seem bigger for Woody.

Jul 21, 2014
  • kongjunior rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Just real great film making, with an aforementioned wonderful acting job by Bruce Dern.

My question is, why do I seem to only find out about these kinds of films when they're already in consideration for awards?

Jul 21, 2014
  • L4dybug5113 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a very slow moving story in black and white. I do like the moral of the story and to see all the greedy people come out when this man was thought to have won millions. Funny how people reacted. Sad in many ways...an end to a life of diversity.

Jul 07, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As of today, July 7, 2014, their are 768 KCLS Patrons waiting to get a copy of Nebraska. Not only that, the movie was up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I found the movie to be almost like watching a documentary. Everyone in the cast was so down to earth. In this picture, no one is trying to be cute. It feels like a story or a similar story that anyone of us could have with aging parents. We still love them, but boy can it be difficult to look after them. Certainly this is not a movie for all audiences. From the demand for the movie, I think their are a good many of us who can appreciate a fine story and cast on aging.

Jun 28, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good movie, the acting is excellent.

Jun 25, 2014
  • Sharpnre rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was one of the best movies I have seen in a while. The ending was a bit unexpected and really made the film. It was nice to see a movie depicting such respect and tolerance from a son to his elderly father.

This film feels more like an old classic.

Jun 24, 2014
  • SourCandy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The black-and-white cinematography is simply gorgeous and reflective of the film's isolating mood where things don't change but continue in decrepid decline regardless. The characters never stop waiting for something to happen. I just about cried when they rolled to the scene at karaoke, where a lady sang a line from "Time After Time" pleading, "You say go slow...I fall behind. The second hand unwinds."

I think of the protagonist Woody's lost youth and opportunities as well as his wife's and ex-girlfriend's. Then, I think of his son David wondering about how his own future and asking his estranged father for advice while learning about his father's sad past.

It has its moments of dark humour throughout mostly executed by Woody's wife. June Squibb should have won best supporting actress at the Golden and Oscar. It was the best "f* u" ever when she told her greedy relatives off for preying on the "lottery winnings".

Although Woody does not win the lottery, as we knew all along which he would have used to get a pick-up truck and new air compressor, David got him those. Woody was then able to parade around his old town possibly for the last chance he will ever have before getting off the driver's seat for David to take and drive themselves safely home.

Jun 23, 2014
  • Parineeta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I can't believe this movie was made in my time and as a fan of cinematographic excellence I am very proud that 'Nebraska' was achieved in my time. It's definitely a future classic. Bruce Dern should have won an Oscar for his role. Thankfully, the Cannes Film Festival jury saw him fit enough to win Best Actor last year. Like I say in all my commentary on and of great films and acting, I really don't know how the award-giving-committees make their decisions when award season rolls around. This was just as good as '12 years a slave', 'Gravity' and 'Blue Jasmine.'

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Apr 29, 2014
  • rem85 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

May 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Woody: But it says I won.

Receptionist: It says you won if your number
is one of the winning numbers.
I'm sorry, sir.

Receptionist: I hope you guys didn't
have to come too far.
David: Montana.
Receptionist: Oh, my.
… I can give you a free gift,
like a hat or a seat cushion.

… David: He'll take the hat.
Does this happen a lot?

Receptionist: Yeah. Every once in a while.
Usually older people
like your father.
Does he have Alzheimer's?

David: He just believes stuff
that people tell him.

Receptionist: Oh. That's too bad.

May 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

David: You didn't win!
Okay? Can't you get
that through your head?
And we're not driving down to Lincoln
over a stupid fantasy!

Woody: It's my own damn fault
for taking you this far.
David: You've got enough money to get by.
You can't drive.
What's the point?
Woody: I want a new truck.

David: Why do you need a truck so bad?
Woody: Just to have it.

Woody: I always wanted a brand-new truck.
Well, what about the
rest of the money?
David: You don't need a million dollars
for a damn pickup truck.
Woody: It's for you boys.
I wanted to leave you something.
David: We're fine, Dad.
We don't need it.

Woody: I just wanted to leave you something.

Mar 30, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kate Grant (at the cemetery with her husband Woody and son David): "There's Woody's mother, Sarah. ...She hated me! She wanted him to marry someone who would milk the cows. I said, 'I ain't fiddlin' with no cow titties; I'm a city girl!' ...The Good Lord did not do Sarah any favors in the looks department... More a man's face than a woman's, really..." David Grant: "...How'd she die?" Kate Grant: "Saw herself in the mirror one day..."


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Jan 16, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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