This wonderful new 6 times Oscar nominated film by Alexander Payne is a black and white road-trip drama which follows a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings.
Payne, who’s films include the magnificent Sideways, About Schmidt and the brilliant the Descendants starring George Cloony, has a portfolio of work to his name many in Hollywood would die for. Always thought provoking, funny and insightful, this much acclaimed new feature is another notch on his shining writer/producer/director belt.
Verdict: If you see only one black and white film disguised as a road movie this year (or any for that matter) make it Nebraska. ****
This film will be shown at The Harbour Club Portscatho on Monday 14th April.