(L-R) Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Evan Rachel Wood, Will Forte. (Photos by Getty Images)Nebraska Directed by Alexander PayneStarring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob OdenkirkWhen his father insists on walking to Nebraska to claim his prize from a bogus mailer, David (Forte) decides the only way to solve the problem is to take him himself. The father and son set off on a hilarious road trip that introduces a slew of fantastic characters and midwest settings. Alexander Payne is one of...Read Full Story
The most unlikely onscreen pairing of 2013 is easily veteran character actor Bruce Dern and Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte. The two appear together in Alexander Payne's latest, Nebraska, as a father and son duo who hit the road to collect a million dollars that doesn't exist. Dern's character receives one of those Ed McMahon sweepstakes notices in the mail and thinks he's a big winner. To placate the old man, Forte plays the good son and rides out the delusion by his side as the two...Read Full Story
(Paramount Vantage)Long story short: Nebraska is essential Alexander Payne, wickedly funny without delving into slapstick or silliness.Nebraska will remind you of: The Straight Story, Wild Strawberries, The Man Who Wasn't There, Paris, TX, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Last Picture ShowReview: Stubborn to the point of stupidity, hair bursting from every orifice, bellowing "Don't be a moron!" Bruce Dern's performance in Nebraska sounds like a Jewish stereotype from the likes of Annie Hall or...Read Full Story
Directed by Alexander Payne, "Nebraska" focuses on the relationship between a son and his aging father (Will Forte and Bruce Dern) who thinks he's won a million-dollar prize in a mail-in sweepstakes.