Nebraska is a 2013 American comedy-drama film about an aging booze-addled father makes the trip to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.Wikipedia
It's a quietly moving film that'll stay with you. I couldn't shake it off for days.
To make a film whose lead actor is whiskery and doddery and just plain old so engrossing is an art. Alexander Payne brings all his craft to bear upon ‘Nebraska’, but at no point does he make us aware of it. Which is why the film works so well, in its pristine black and white frames, as it moves and judders and halts and moves again, keeping beautifully in pace with its protagonists’ inner lives.
The hint lies in the choice of colour. Nebraska is not merely a black comedy, but one laced with light, with hope, with brightness. Black and White, then. Sometimes they do make ‘em like they used to.
For a while, the deliberate pacing made me restless but then slowly, all the pieces fit together like poetry. The film is in black and white, which might be a daunting prospect for some of you. But the minimalism serves these fraught, sad lives well. And a special mention of 84-year-old Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb whose tart tongue is unforgettable. Do see Nebraska. It is a thing of beauty
Black-and-white with plenty of shades of grey,* Nebraska* is a road trip film like no other.
If human emotions and how they play out in different situations intrigue you then Nebraska will definitely touch your heart with its simple yet beautiful storyline.
The film teaches you a lot about relationships and in the most sensitive way. Nebraska has moments that will make you smile and cry. It's a beautiful film that makes you think of your relationship with your parents.I am going to watch Nebraska once again. I suggest you watch it once if not twice. Story telling can't get better than this.
Payne’s latest effort, Nebraska, is familiar territory that screams vintage Payne — a road trip, a disillusioned old man, social barriers, psychological damage and the dark hilarity of it all. Some might call this a retreading of genre elements for Payne, and some might criticise him for delving into the same themes over and over again. On that front, Payne is doing what Woody Allen has been for all these years — taking similar themes and characters and making something new and interesting out of them.
Bob Nelson's script is a beautifully-crafted journey that doesn't rush into anything. Nebraska unfolds elegantly, steadily and slowly. Sharply witty in parts, this is a tender, loving film. Filled with imperfect characters, almost every one of them has an arc.
Nebraska is sure to touch the soul of man. It’s just unmissable and I mean it.
Nebraska expertly explores the themes of greed and shifting loyalties. The film also efficiently combines cynicism and hopefulness. It’s a beautiful, poignant film perfect for a Sunday afternoon with your family.