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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

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"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 Anonymous

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Life's not about winning or losing. It's about how you get there in the end.


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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24 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$140,401 (USA) (15 November 2013)

Gross:

$17,613,460 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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The movie begins and ends with the 1950s and 1960s Paramount logo, saying "A Paramount Release". See more »

Goofs

When all the Grant males are sitting in the Hawthorne living room presumably watching a Chicago Bears game on TV, the audio is the Bears' radio broadcasting team (Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer), which never appears on telecasts. Even if they have turned the TV audio down and are listening to a radio broadcast, it would be very unlikely to be heard with such clarity in Nebraska (and it doesn't look as if they have on-line streaming). See more »

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Bart: So, you got any other cars?
David Grant: No. Just that one.
Bart: What's the engine?
David Grant: It's uh... four cylinder?
Bart: Yeah. But, what size?
David Grant: Oh, I don't really know.
Cole: What's your brother drive?
David Grant: Who, Ross?
Cole: Yeah, what does he drive?
David Grant: Ross has a Kia Rondo and Marcy has a Nissan Pathfinder. She carts the kids around a lot.
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All "coordinator" positions are listed as "coördinator" (with the dieresis over the second "o"). See more »

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References The Golden Girls (1985) See more »

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Diminished Capacity
Written & Performed by Robert Burger
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Bruce Dern Oscar worthy performance
11 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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