"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
Alexander Payne's first experience shooting in black and white, with digital cameras and anamorphic lenses. Paramount initially balked at Payne's choice to shoot in black and white, but relented when previews yielded positive feedback. See more »
When the Grant males are 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, who never appear on telecasts. If they are listening to a radio broadcast with the TV audio down, it would be very unlikely to be so clear in Nebraska, and it doesn't look as if they are streaming the audio online. See more »
The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »
Alexander Payne claimed a color version was created in an effort to appease Paramount Vantage studio executives over releasing a black and white film. Although he had no plans or intentions of ever releasing it to the public, it was shown on premium movie channel Epix as a "World Color Premiere" at 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. 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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