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Nebraska (2013)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Небраска  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$140,401, 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,654,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,773,560
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The movie begins and ends with the 1950s and 1960s Paramount logo, saying "A Paramount Release". See more »

Goofs

After the family returns the Westerhoff's compressor, the boys get in the car. Woody is in the rear passenger seat. When the car drives away, the rear view shows his head in the driver's side rear window. See more »

Quotes

David Grant: Dad, why didn't you tell us that wasn't Ed's house?
Woody Grant: I didn't know what the hell you were doing.
Ross Grant: Have you ever seen us steal machinery before?
Woody Grant: I never know what you boys are up to.
Ross Grant: Why didn't you say it wasn't yours?
Woody Grant: I thought you wanted it.
Ross Grant: What would we want an old compressor for?
Woody Grant: That's what I couldn't figure out.
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The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »

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Spoofed in Knobraska (2014) See more »

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The Old House
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Written by Mark Orton
Performed by Mark Orton and Bryan Pezzone
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Very difficult and worthwhile
24 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Nebraska" offers viewers an unstinting view of some very unpleasant things: extreme decrepitude, boundless stupidity, greed and ignorance. There is also very deep, and very painful, love on display in this portrait of an embittered working class eking out a meaningless existence in a dysfunctional and remote place. "Nebraska" oscillates between cynicism and schmaltz, pulling off a wondrous kind of emotional alchemy that few films aspire to, let alone attain.

All of the acting is first rate, though the characterizations are rather broadly drawn. Will Forte plays a dutiful, sensitive, repressed son with seemingly unlimited patience for the eccentricities of those around him. He's the perfect foil for Bruce Dern's semi-catatonic, alcoholic ramblings (both verbal and spatial). June Squibb serves up hilarious venom to spice up the mix.

There were scenes in the movie that so perfectly captured the narrow, soulless, deadening ethos so prevalent in small-town America that I could hardly stand to watch them. It was almost as if the tire stores, bars, gas stations and motels of every desolate corner of America were rolled up into one set of visuals here, captured in stunning black and white cinematography.

I highly recommend "Nebraska."


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