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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.

Director:

Alexander Payne

Writer:

Bob Nelson
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Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 159 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Dern ... Woody Grant
Will Forte ... David Grant
June Squibb ... Kate Grant
Bob Odenkirk ... Ross Grant
Stacy Keach ... Ed Pegram
Mary Louise Wilson ... Aunt Martha
Rance Howard ... Uncle Ray
Tim Driscoll ... Bart
Devin Ratray ... Cole
Angela McEwan ... Peg Nagy
Glendora Stitt Glendora Stitt ... Aunt Betty
Elizabeth Moore Elizabeth Moore ... Aunt Flo
Kevin Kunkel ... Cousin Randy
Dennis McCoig Dennis McCoig ... Uncle Verne
Ronald Vosta ... Uncle Albert
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Storyline

"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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Небраска See more »

Filming Locations:

Plainview, Nebraska, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Datasat (LCR Sound)| Dolby Digital (LCR Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexander Payne tried to get the movie made for several years. The success of The Descendants (2011) finally gave him the clout to do it. See more »

Goofs

The TV remote on Woody's coffee table is unique to Time Warner Cable. Billings, Montana is served by Charter. See more »

Quotes

Receptionist: [after telling Woody he hasn't won the money] I can give you a free gift. Would you like a hat or a seat cushion?
David Grant: Dad. Do you want a hat or a seat cushion?
Woody Grant: I'll take a hat.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 EST on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. See more »

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New West
Written by Mark Orton
Performed by Tin Hat Trio (as Tin Hat)
Courtesy of Bag Productions Records
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Unbelievable
26 February 2014 | by sherineyouserySee all my reviews

" Nebraska " is :

1- Heart-breaking , how and when: you don't get to know , it just breaks your heart in many moments and also along the general themes .

2- Very thought-provoking , especially if you're in your 20s or 30s .

3- Too deep without even getting near to being complicated and with very little dialogue .

4- Too realistic and too believable , although unpredictable in the least sense with top-notch performances , mainly Bruce Dern who completely swept me off my feet and is too absorbing , thanks to Director Alexander Payne .

One of the best movies I've ever seen , thought about and deeply felt . It will make you wonder about and feel many things , maybe for the first time , like what it is like to get old or have traumas and never talk about or even try to explore the inside of you after them , not loving your children enough and realizing that too late , being hopeless and leading a meaningless life at one point , what ambitions and hope do to a man's soul and many more ..

Strongly recommended for whoever wants to feel and explore genuine themes , which , I warn , are really sad , hopeful , depressing , happy , hilarious , strong and beautiful all at the same time .


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