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Film Review - Nebraska

NEBRASKA Bruce Dern Will Forte

Reviewed at the 2013 Twin Cities Film Festival

Director Alexander Payne has explored the Midwest experience on a few occasions, perhaps most pointedly in 1996’s “Citizen Ruth” and 2002’s “About Schmidt.” “Nebraska” is Payne’s submersion into the sights and sounds of his homeland, coming off his Oscar-winning hit “The Descendants” with a small-scale comedy about fathers and sons, junk mail and stolen air compression equipment. Shot in black and white and sparingly scripted by Bob Nelson, “Nebraska” continues Payne’s streak of delightfully human stories with heavy cultural seasoning, exposing quirks, exploring cantankerous personalities, and generally remaining unafraid to make a rural movie without resorting to caricature. The picture is an absolute treat. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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