I’ve loved acclaimed writer/director Alexander Payne’s work since 1999s hilarious classic, Election (which is still my favourite of his titles). He’s continued to make remarkable, yet low-key personal indie dramas with a biting satirical edge, of which include awards favourites Sideways, About Schmidt and The Descendants.
His latest, Nebraska, is gaining further rave reviews with Hollywood veteran Bruce Dern as an ageing, booze-addled father. He decides to make the trip from his home in Montana to Nebraska alongside his estranged son (Will Forte), after believing an internet spam message has him as the winner of a million dollar Sweepstakes prize.
You can check out our review from the London Film Festival, by clicking on the link. In the meantime, why not check out these amusing character profiles and latest clip.
- Craig Hunter
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