Nebraska Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Nebraska

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    A detour definitely worth taking.

  • Starring:

    Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk, Mary Louise Wilson, Rance Howard, Tim Driscoll, Devin Ratray, Angela McEwan

  • Directed by:

    Alexander Payne

  • Running time:

    115 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People scuffle, wrestle, hit each other. A man is punched, a man trips over and injures himself. Rape, sexual assault, dying from car accident, scarlet fever, cancer, Korean War, shot down aircraft mentioned. Theft, mugging. Men in balaclavas. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead, open wound. Wound-stitching.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Having sex, infidelity mentioned. References to sex acts, pregnancy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastard. Slang for genitals. Derogatory terms for women. Name-calling, mocking. Jokes about age, marriage. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Sweepstakes, road trips, father-son relationships, Mount Rushmore, alcoholism, family, archives, history, karaoke, milieu, Nebraska, dementia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital, bar settings. Relationship breakup, divorce discussed. Death of a toddler (brother) discussed, death of a child mentioned. Hospital, bar, cemetery settings. Cows, more cows. Bacon eaten, pig farming mentioned. Shot in black-and-white.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Bleak, brilliant, funny, poignant, hilarious, forlorn, farcical, big, beautiful, wry, wistful, poignant, infuriating, melancholy, tender, unexpected, thrilling, uplifting, satisfying, funereal, deadpan, observant, sad, thoughtful, poetic. Spectacular visuals, marvelous performances, nimble direction, perfectly pitched, richly textured, modest budget, vivid sense of place, radiant cinematography, brilliant script, exquisite score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Heavy-handed, sour, preplanned, precious, condescending.

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