Loving Indy films, I figured I’d once again trust the ole intuition,
and give this one a try. NEBRASKA…….Highly Recommended!
Bruce Dern plays an older, slightly demented fellow who believes
it when he gets the subscription teaser that tells him he’s won
a million. He’s so obsessed, he just starts walking to the big
city to cash in. His son keeps picking him up, til finally he figures
he’ll just take him there, and settle the whole thing, which has by
this time, become a gigantic family issue.
The Mom is on the war path, the rest of the family is somewhat
strange in their own special ways, and in all it’s a slow ride into
middle American, and human idiosyncrasies.
Fun, funny, tender, and quite real, I enjoyed it immensely, and
came away with new admiration for Dern, and the director
Alexander Payne. Seems this film got lots of awards, including
Best Actor for Bruce at Cannes. If you enjoy Indies, don’t miss it.