Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
"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
Payne was between filming this movie or The Descendants at the same time. Trying not to stereotype himself as a director of "road trip films", he pushed to film The Descendants first and then Nebraska afterwards. Ironically enough, The Descendants also features a small road trip, though it doesn't take up much of the overall film. See more »
After the family returns the Westerhoff's compressor, the boys get in the car. Woody is on the passenger side in the rear, but when the car drives away, the rear view shows his head in the driver's side rear window. See more »
Why do you want meatloaf if it isn't even on the dinner menu?
'cause I like it.
What can I get you?
Do you have any meatloaf?
No, that's only part of our lunch specials.
He'll have the chicken.
Fried or grilled?
He'll have it grilled. I think I'd like the roast beef, but I'm not entirely sure. What do you recommend?
Everything's all good ma'am, but I especially like the tilapia.
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All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the dieresis over the second "o"). See more »
My favorite comedy is sideways (among others) and I love Mr Paynes films (like Election. As an advanced senior I was totally with Bruce Dern, the crankiness, the lack of balance, the drinking the boredom. the many naps. WIll Forte is absolutely superb as a kind loving son, in every way. His patience his help on the many scrapes his dad gets into and his true love. He is a cinch for an Oscar nomination. So are Dern and the actor who plays his wife. Although the film is outright funny, the sensitivity which Payne shows in handling the actors and the bleakness of Nebraska. The people of the small towns are portrayed is as close to real people as you can get. The black and white added to the story, especially the portrayal of the cities and small farms. I think this film will be loved by seniors. Younger people, after they have see Hunger Games could learn a lot from the lives of their grand-parents. A magnificent film, go see it!!
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