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Nebraska

(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
digital,optical,rda
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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Very slow. I did fast forward through the some parts at the beginning. It ended up being a very touching father/son story.
Woody's wife is a hoot.

this will prove to be a classic film. if you are an alexander payne fan, you'll want to watch it more than once.

Sep 08, 2014
  • wilmarbooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely A1. A classic right up there with the original Christmas Carol. The main character realizes that his life is not a total loss. The black and white filming suits this story. Some of the characters reminded me of certain people in real life. You know we all have one or two of those! The man's son in time understands his father and defends his father. People who have had parents who lived in difficult times, who did alot, and spoke little about them, might be really able to relate to this one. If you are a young person you may just not get it....Absolutely loved it and may just go out and buy it!

4 - Bruce Dern (Academy Award nom) 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

Aug 25, 2014
  • Frank60 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Aside from a few good scenes (hence 2 stars), some of which did not follow-through well, this was one boring movie.

Aug 23, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A kinda pointless story.

Absolutely wonderful. Small time America with wonderful characters. The joys and laughter and tears of family!

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
again.

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.

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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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