(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Vantage presents in association with Filmnation Entertainment, Blue Lake Media Fund, Echo Lake Entertainment a Bona Fide production ; executive producers, Doug Mankoff, Neil Tabatznik ; executive producers, George Parra, Julie M. Thompson ; produced by Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa ; written by Bob Nelson ; directed by Alexander Payne
Title: Nebraska
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby Digital 3.0, rda
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Credits: Music by Mark Orton ; costume designer, Wendy Chuck ; edited by Kevin Tent ; production designer, Dennis Washington ; director of photography, Phedon Papamichael.
Performers: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk.
Summary: After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
Audience: MPAA rating R for some language CHV rating PG
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 3.0
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 3.0
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 3.0
Other Language: In English, dubbed French and dubbed Spanish; optional English, French, Spanish and German subtitles; closed-captioned in English; optional English audio description
Subject Headings: Fathers and sons Drama Dementia Drama Automobile travel Drama Sweepstakes Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films-United States
Feature films
Road films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Fathers and sons
Automobile travel
Publisher No: PAR457466002
ISBN: 1415777098
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE N
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Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb

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Jul 21, 2014
  • kongjunior rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Just real great film making, with an aforementioned wonderful acting job by Bruce Dern.

My question is, why do I seem to only find out about these kinds of films when they're already in consideration for awards?

Jul 21, 2014
  • L4dybug5113 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a very slow moving story in black and white. I do like the moral of the story and to see all the greedy people come out when this man was thought to have won millions. Funny how people reacted. Sad in many ways...an end to a life of diversity.

Jul 07, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As of today, July 7, 2014, their are 768 KCLS Patrons waiting to get a copy of Nebraska. Not only that, the movie was up for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I found the movie to be almost like watching a documentary. Everyone in the cast was so down to earth. In this picture, no one is trying to be cute. It feels like a story or a similar story that anyone of us could have with aging parents. We still love them, but boy can it be difficult to look after them. Certainly this is not a movie for all audiences. From the demand for the movie, I think their are a good many of us who can appreciate a fine story and cast on aging.

Jun 28, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really good movie, the acting is excellent.

Jun 25, 2014
  • Sharpnre rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was one of the best movies I have seen in a while. The ending was a bit unexpected and really made the film. It was nice to see a movie depicting such respect and tolerance from a son to his elderly father.

This film feels more like an old classic.

Jun 24, 2014
  • SourCandy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The black-and-white cinematography is simply gorgeous and reflective of the film's isolating mood where things don't change but continue in decrepid decline regardless. The characters never stop waiting for something to happen. I just about cried when they rolled to the scene at karaoke, where a lady sang a line from "Time After Time" pleading, "You say go slow...I fall behind. The second hand unwinds."

I think of the protagonist Woody's lost youth and opportunities as well as his wife's and ex-girlfriend's. Then, I think of his son David wondering about how his own future and asking his estranged father for advice while learning about his father's sad past.

It has its moments of dark humour throughout mostly executed by Woody's wife. June Squibb should have won best supporting actress at the Golden and Oscar. It was the best "f* u" ever when she told her greedy relatives off for preying on the "lottery winnings".

Although Woody does not win the lottery, as we knew all along which he would have used to get a pick-up truck and new air compressor, David got him those. Woody was then able to parade around his old town possibly for the last chance he will ever have before getting off the driver's seat for David to take and drive themselves safely home.

Jun 23, 2014
  • Parineeta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I can't believe this movie was made in my time and as a fan of cinematographic excellence I am very proud that 'Nebraska' was achieved in my time. It's definitely a future classic. Bruce Dern should have won an Oscar for his role. Thankfully, the Cannes Film Festival jury saw him fit enough to win Best Actor last year. Like I say in all my commentary on and of great films and acting, I really don't know how the award-giving-committees make their decisions when award season rolls around. This was just as good as '12 years a slave', 'Gravity' and 'Blue Jasmine.'

Jun 22, 2014
  • franzkafka rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best movies I've ever seen. That's why I want to see it again.The black and white style adds to the starkness of the greed of some town folk and what follows. As for the previous comments I can't believe that people still use the expression :Here's the skinny - see below. The only thing worse is: awesome and OMG. Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Otherwise your vocabulary will be reduced to less than a hundred words. I wish I could write this in cursive. It's a dying form of communication. I love reading newspapers.

Jun 21, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well made and well acted movie. Bruce Dern & Will Forte are excellent. Some truly funny moments and some truly real moments, which touch on your actual emotions. Not for fans of the action film genre.

Jun 19, 2014
  • Staggerwing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I feel this movie is for the deep thinker.

There are multiple messages from the scams of sweepstakes to marriage and family dynamics. The lack of communication between the parents manifests in the son's inability to commit and express his feelings for his girlfriend. The old man did not want to go back to his hometown and the reasons became obvious throughout the movie. It reveals the destruction that alcoholism does to family and friends.

The ending was very touching and it showed that forgiveness has its rewards.

I really enjoyed it but for those who wish to be entertained without thinking...it's not your movie. If black and white movies are not of interest this is not your movie. If you enjoy thought-provoking and conversation creating movies...this is your movie!

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Apr 29, 2014
  • rem85 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jun 16, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

May 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Woody: But it says I won.

Receptionist: It says you won if your number
is one of the winning numbers.
I'm sorry, sir.

Receptionist: I hope you guys didn't
have to come too far.
David: Montana.
Receptionist: Oh, my.
… I can give you a free gift,
like a hat or a seat cushion.

… David: He'll take the hat.
Does this happen a lot?

Receptionist: Yeah. Every once in a while.
Usually older people
like your father.
Does he have Alzheimer's?

David: He just believes stuff
that people tell him.

Receptionist: Oh. That's too bad.

May 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

David: You didn't win!
Okay? Can't you get
that through your head?
And we're not driving down to Lincoln
over a stupid fantasy!

Woody: It's my own damn fault
for taking you this far.
David: You've got enough money to get by.
You can't drive.
What's the point?
Woody: I want a new truck.

David: Why do you need a truck so bad?
Woody: Just to have it.

Woody: I always wanted a brand-new truck.
Well, what about the
rest of the money?
David: You don't need a million dollars
for a damn pickup truck.
Woody: It's for you boys.
I wanted to leave you something.
David: We're fine, Dad.
We don't need it.

Woody: I just wanted to leave you something.

Mar 30, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Kate Grant (at the cemetery with her husband Woody and son David): "There's Woody's mother, Sarah. ...She hated me! She wanted him to marry someone who would milk the cows. I said, 'I ain't fiddlin' with no cow titties; I'm a city girl!' ...The Good Lord did not do Sarah any favors in the looks department... More a man's face than a woman's, really..." David Grant: "...How'd she die?" Kate Grant: "Saw herself in the mirror one day..."


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Jan 16, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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