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'Nebraska' Review: 10 Things to Know About Alexander Payne's New Drama

14 November 2013 9:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

While we all wish that those ridiculous pop-up ads and promotional flyers claiming we've won a prize were actually real, they're always bogus. Yet, there comes a time in an aging man's life when the chance to be rewarded, and to achieve what you never did, conjures an unrelenting hopefulness, which a scam -- no matter how blatant -- could ever extinguish.

In Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is that aging man, one who receives a certificate in the mail claiming he's won a million-dollar sweepstakes. Resolute in claiming his prize, Woody leaves his home in Montana for Lincoln, Nebraska -- even if it means walking there.

His wife (June Squibb) can't handle Woody's stubborn antics, so she calls her two sons David (Will Forte) and Ross (Bob Odenkirk) to help her out. When they fail to hammer any sense into Woody, Dave reluctantly decides to entertain »

- Erin Whitney

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