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Nebraska opens in a handful of theaters this weekend, and while it might not be the splashiest debut at the box office this month, it's one of the worthiest. The family drama is director Alexander Payne's first film since 2011's Oscar-winning The Descendants, and stars Will Forte and Bruce Dern as a father and son who set out on an ill-fated road trip. Shot in black and white with the sprawl of the Midwest as its backdrop, this is a film bound to resonate with audiences. Here's why: It Features One of Those Rare, True Breakout Performances If you thought SNL alum Will Forte would forever be MacGruber in your mind, you have another thing coming. The comedian puts in a surprisingly quiet, defeated, and tender performance in Nebraska, laced with a subtle humor that The Falconer never possessed. It may have been an off-kilter and risky casting choice »

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