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(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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.
Publisher: Hollywood, California :, Paramount Pictures,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 1415777098
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE N
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


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Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb

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Dec 21, 2014
  • wiredonjava rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Totally believable story. A quality film to be remembered!

Dec 15, 2014
  • Lucky_Luke rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Have you ever met people who can only have conversations on one topic - driving? Or prices, or whatever. A pair of cousins and their parents in Nebraska reminded me of some of universal types that exist in every family.

Dec 09, 2014
  • richibi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a cross between "Clerks" and "Waiting for Godot", with cinematography right out of Walker Evans - wonderful, the best movie of 2013

Dec 03, 2014
  • hammer59 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent movie!
One of the exceedingly RARE movies that you would have paid ten bucks at the theatre and NOT felt ripped off.

Probably hits the baby boomers the hardest---particularly those of us with wacked out fathers who we cant understand but wish we could.

Dark humor to be sure, but some refreshingly light/bright clever moments I found insightful and heart warming. Well balanced and quite entertaining. Bravo!!!!

Nov 04, 2014
  • Caroline1616 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great movie!

Oct 18, 2014
  • dw5342 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Real people with real problems, living a real life. Real funny.

Oct 17, 2014
  • SilkyNara rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Borrowed it once i can say I saw it. Not what I expected...wonder why I thought it was a documentary? Coen brothers flavor minus the humour. Neither comedy nor tragedy, just is..with a lackluster ending.

Oct 13, 2014
  • Joulik rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Bruce Dern has proved himself to be a great American actor. I understand why some people found this movie boring, .... it cuts to close to home,
However, it is real life, not the plastic versions we are contently subjected to by Hollywood. i recommend it for thinking people, who want 'a real story'.

Oct 03, 2014
  • Kiyugi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Nebraska is a steady and beautiful portrayal of a family that most of us can easily identify with. Aging cantankerous father struggling with dementia who believes he's won a million dollars. Despite his family's attempts to set him straight, he persists and his son gives up and takes him on a long road trip that stops in the father's past. Secrets are revealed, myths are revisited. Dern's acting is absolutely spot-on and Will Forte's role as the adult son is deft and underplayed and a perfect foil to Dern's character. Jane Sqibb as the unvarnished wife who looks like Midwestern matron but has the soul of a rebel who somehow got stuck with her husband because he was, well, available. This movie deserves all the awards and attention it got and is a high water mark for quality American movies.

Sep 25, 2014
  • kevfarley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Begins slowly, meanders somewhat, but yields rich rewards for those who stay with it.

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

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