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Nebraska

Year : 2014 Director : Alexander Payne Running Time : 115 minutes Genre : ,
Movie review score
4.5/5

What’s it about?An addled old man (Bruce Dern) becomes convinced he’s won $1 million after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, all he has to do is travel to Nebraska to get it. His loving son (Will Forte) begrudgingly agrees to aid him in his mission.

What did we think?
Elizabeth says: Here’s a movie where silence speaks volumes and the absence of colour on screen ensures the rich narrative hues are not just present, but front and centre. The greyscale cinematography perfectly encapsulates the wide plains and narrow minds of middle America and the performances (especially from Dern and the usually-comedic Forte) are beautifully understated. Nebraska is proof that less is more and that even the most modest stories can be the most powerful. You’ll leave the cinema with a silly grin on your face.

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