In Theaters Now

A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director:

Chloé Zhao

Writers:

Jessica Bruder (based on the book by), Chloé Zhao (written for the screen by)
Reviews
Popularity
2 ( 9)
Won 3 Oscars. Another 227 wins & 132 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frances McDormand ... Fern
Gay DeForest Gay DeForest ... Gay
Patricia Grier Patricia Grier ... Patty
Linda May Linda May ... Linda
Angela Reyes Angela Reyes ... Angela
Carl R. Hughes Carl R. Hughes ... Carl
Douglas G. Soul Douglas G. Soul ... Doug
Ryan Aquino Ryan Aquino ... Ryan
Teresa Buchanan Teresa Buchanan ... Teresa
Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder ... Karie
Brandy Wilber Brandy Wilber ... Brandy
Makenzie Etcheverry Makenzie Etcheverry ... Makenzie
Bob Wells Bob Wells ... Bob
Annette Webb Annette Webb ... Annette
Rachel Bannon Rachel Bannon ... Rachel

A Guide to the Films of Chloé Zhao

From The Rider to Nomadland, we explore down the cinematic trademarks of writer, producer, and director Chloé Zhao.

Watch the video

Edit

Storyline

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern's mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West. Written by Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some full nudity. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When released it quickly entered the top 250 narrative films on Letterboxd before it eventually left the list. See more »

Goofs

At the Thanksgiving celebration in Mendocino, David Straithairn's character likens the wineglasses clinking, very clearly, to 'the bells of ACROsanti.' Both his pronunciation and the subtitle spelling agree. He is referring to, however, the bells of ARCOsanti. See more »

Quotes

Makenzie: My mom says that you're homeless, is that true?
Fern: No, I'm not homeless. I'm just house-less. Not the same thing, right?
See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars Untamed (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Drifting Away I Go
Written and Performed by Cat Clifford
See more »

User Reviews

 
Slow paced and very philosophical
15 January 2021 | by halomaniac88See all my reviews

Watching this film will make you question modern life.


81 of 138 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 705 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nomadland See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$503,000, 21 February 2021

Gross USA:

$2,143,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,086,008
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed