A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand. Written by
When on I90 driving from Montana to Nebraska they would be going East. After we see the sign for South Dakota and the bikers are overtaking their car (with the large white satellite dishes on the left side), this view is going West. Seconds later with the sign for the turnoff to Mt. Rushmore, they are going East again. See more »
Bruce Dern gives the performance of his life. He is wonderful. He maintains the quality of tuning in and out of reality throughout the film. Typical of someone with dementia, you are never really sure if he's there or not. There is a moment in the film when he drives and you can just see him glow and come alive.
This is not a film for everyone because it moves slow, but true movie buffs will love it.
Filmed in black and white and bleak (if that were a color) it's a son that takes his father on a road trip
It's quietly poignant, with a lot of very funny moments in it. When the mother is in the scene, she steals every one.
The cousins are a riot and the family members are a cast of characters. This is the sort of film that you leave but doesn't leave you.
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