(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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Feb 13, 2015

Super movie! Superb acting added to the believability of the characters and situations. No gloss, 'beautiful people' or action in this one. Would definitely recommend it.

Jan 26, 2015
  • SemioticsSurfer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Classic prairie comedy masterpiece !

Jan 08, 2015
  • Madreley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not to bad of a movie, it has a fairly good story line, but personally I could have done without some of the profanity in the movie and it still would have been good. When it is all said and done it leaves the viewer with one of those feel good type endings.

Dec 21, 2014
  • pokano rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Seattle's own Bob Nelson, of Almost Live fame, wrote the screenplay. Bruce Dern is brilliant as the crotchety, possibly on the edge of dementia, elderly father. Will Forte of SNL fame does a nice job as playing Dern's younger son.

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.

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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 03, 2015
  • eliberg rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

eliberg thinks this title is suitable for 28 years and over

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

rem85 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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Jan 03, 2015
  • eliberg rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A man, who has summarily ignored his wife and two sons but not drink, receives a notice that he has won a million dollars. He inadvertently cons one of his sons into helping him claim the money. There is no winnings, but the son does buy the dad a truck.


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