Nebraska [Blu-ray] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 01/24/2017
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Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (107 out of 122)

Synopsis


Nebraska
Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black-and-white road-trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Montana father who is convinced he's won a million-dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who begrudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. The first time we meet taciturn Woody Grant (Dern), he's walking down the shoulder of a busy road in Billings, MT -- so determined to reach his unknown destination that he fails to acknowledge the kindly police officer who's struggling to get his attention. When Woody's dutiful son David (Forte) arrives at the local police station to pick him up shortly thereafter, we learn exactly why the old man was so singularly focused on his stride: Having recently received a sweepstakes letter stating that he has won one million dollars, Woody is determined to claim his prize in person at the company's head office in Nebraska. Although David discerns right away that the letter is little more than a scam to sell magazine subscriptions, stubborn Woody already has tunnel vision -- nothing will stop him from obtaining his jackpot, even if he has to walk 800 miles on his own two feet to do so. Of course, this doesn't sit well with Woody's outspoken wife Kate (June Squibb) or career-driven son Ross (Bob Odenkirk), but David is determined to humor his befuddled father nonetheless, eventually agreeing to drive him to the sweepstakes office personally despite having to call in sick to work to get the time off. Shortly after the two set out, however, the road trip threatens to get sidetracked when longtime alcoholic Woody winds up in the hospital following a drunken fall. Pushing their schedule back to make time for his recovery, the pair plan to take a detour to David's Aunt Peg's house in his father's hometown of Hawthorne, where Kate and Ross will soon arrive for an impromptu family reunion. When Woody runs into his old pal Ed Pegram (Stacy Keach) at a local tavern and shoots his mouth off about his recent "windfall," he becomes something of a local celebrity, and familiar faces come out of the woodwork to claim their fair share of the prize. Meanwhile, David learns more about his family during this one eventful weekend than he did during his entire childhood, prompting some deeply personal reflection that offers him a whole new perspective on the father who was always something of a mystery. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Dern
    Bruce Dern - Woody Grant
  • Will Forte
    Will Forte - David Grant
  • Bob Odenkirk
    Bob Odenkirk - Ross Grant
  • Stacy Keach
    Stacy Keach - Ed Pegram
  • Devin Ratray
    Devin Ratray - Cole



Overall customer rating

4.3
88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious drama focusing on midwest family

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    cyrollan81
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    First off, I was surprised at how funny this film is. The previews did not make this known. You will laugh til you cry! The colourful characters in this film remind me of the movie Fargo, they've all got their funny quirks. The plot isn't very complicated: a father believes he won $1 million from Publisher's Clearing House, and the son agrees to drive him to Nebraska to prove that he didn't win anything (because the father dangerously tries walking there himself). Along the way they learn things about each other, and even stop in the old town where the Dad grew up, to meet up with old family. In my opinion, this was the best film of 2013: it's touching, funny, and brilliantly written and filmed. You may be surprised how great of a dramatic actor Will Forte is too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Quirky But Engaging Movie

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    bigbaddave777
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    When I first heard about Nebraska I wasn't sure if it was something I'd enjoy but eventually I decided to check it out and turned out it was a good decision. Shot entirely in black & white, this film follows what a determined Woody (Bruce Dern) will do to collect what he thinks is a million dollar prize. His son Dave (Will Forte) decides the only way his dad is going to give up on this mission is to just take his dad to Nebraska to collect the prize. While on their way to Nebraska they have a few adventures including a visit with family that they hadn't been to see in a number of years. This movie is bout funny and sad and is definitely worth taking a look at, if you want to view a good movie, Nebraska is the movie for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid American Family Drama

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    TheDaveHimself
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    Bruce Dern gives a noteworthy performance in Alexander Payne's incredible "Nebraska." The plot itself is simple, allowing the characters to shimmer and shine for themselves, without being weighed down by cliches and typical Hollywood storytelling. It's a heartfelt and honest look at family and the lives the our mothers and fathers, what they did right and what they did wrong. Dern is flawless and pulls you in with every scene. His wife, played by June Squibb, is performed with hilarious grace. Will Forte plays our protagonist, dealing with and coming to terms with his father. Filmed in beautiful black and white, I won't stop thinking about this film for a very long.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and dramatic film.

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    mememe
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    Nebraska was released to critical acclaim, and it was well deserved. Pros - Impeccably acted, by everyone involved. Grandly photographed. Gorgeous to behold. Reveals much, without necessarily articulating it. Perceptive, an incredibly rendered slice of life Cons - Now that this one is done, it will be a while before Alexander Payne has another movie. And that is the only negative thing I have to say. Do yourself a favor and check out this film.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Realistic drama about life and aging

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    sped55
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    This black and white film takes you into the life of an aging father who thinks he won a million dollars. Of course, it's one of those 'You MAY be a winner...' letters, and his family tries to tell him so. A believable journey unfolds as one of his sons agrees to take him on his quest to claim the money. It's low key, but if you're into character study, this one is well worth it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Oscar Worthy

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    DanDerRooPS3
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    Overall Nebraska is a very cool movie worthy of its Oscar nomination. It is one of those slightly more "pretentious" Oscar nominees, relying heavily on its "under-the-radar", indie vibe and black and white cinematography. The film relies heavily on its feel and acting. Some may find the plot slow and uninteresting, but if you stay with it you'll find a heartfelt plot with supreme acting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    6muckkahighlomo9
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    it was good of the filming industry to have a seasoned actor such as Mr Bruce Dern play in a starring role for this movie Nebraska . He has not had a major acting role in quite a few years . The movie or DVD was purchased due to the fat that the producers had chosen Mr Bruce Dern as a lead role as in the past , his acting and roles played make great impact on the movie being produced .

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So wonderful to see such a warm, tender movie

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    13cly

    This should well have been nominated for an Academy Award. All cast, story are wonderful, fill heart and mind on kindness not often seen, but also the greed of many which sadly is more common. If you like it as I do, try Joe. Again, not a nominated movie but well should be. How can we lose the best so fast and so easily, 'tis sad. The word-caring.

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