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A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.
Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
"NEBRASKA" is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it's ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn't understand.Written by
Alexander Payne cast June Squibb due to her small role in About Schmidt (2002), another film he wrote and directed. He thought she was such an underrated actress that he wanted to cast her in a bigger role in one of his future films. See more »
After the family returns the Westerhoff's compressor, the boys get in the car. Woody is in the rear passenger seat. When the car drives away, the rear view shows his head in the driver's side rear window. See more »
The film opens with the 1960s Paramount widescreen logo. See more »
Alexander Payne claimed a color version was created in an effort to appease Paramount Vantage studio executives over releasing a black and white film. Although he had no plans or intentions of ever releasing it to the public, it was shown on premium movie channel Epix as a "World Color Premiere" at 10:00 pm EST on August 10, 2014, immediately following the 8:00 pm premiere of the black and white version. See more »
Bruce Dern gives the performance of his life. He is wonderful. He maintains the quality of tuning in and out of reality throughout the film. Typical of someone with dementia, you are never really sure if he's there or not. There is a moment in the film when he drives and you can just see him glow and come alive.
This is not a film for everyone because it moves slow, but true movie buffs will love it.
Filmed in black and white and bleak (if that were a color) it's a son that takes his father on a road trip
It's quietly poignant, with a lot of very funny moments in it. When the mother is in the scene, she steals every one.
The cousins are a riot and the family members are a cast of characters. This is the sort of film that you leave but doesn't leave you.
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