For today’s movie trailer, Nebraska, one word came to mind as I previewed this holiday movie: DIFFERENT. Nebraska is the story of Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) and his claim that he needs to travel to Nebraska from Montana to claim the million dollars that he has won. Holding him back is his son David (Will Forte) and his wife Kate (June Squibb). They both don’t believe he has truly won the money. When word gets around town of his winnings, the townspeople decide they all want a piece.
There are a few things that attracted me to this film. One is that it is directed by Alexander Payne. Payne has directed two Oscar winning films, Sideways and The Descendants. Two is that the film was shot in black and white. Bruce Dern is the third reason. Dern has been in Hollywood for years but has been absent of late. He is good at being the crotchety old man (Big Love) and a villainous town owner (Diggstown). He won the award for best actor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Nebraska.
Nebraska may not be everybody’s cup of tea but I for one am willing to take a chance on a movie that stands out from the typical holiday fare.
Blu-Ray or Theater: If I am lucky enough to have this showing near me, I will definitely be watching it in the theater. If not, I will be counting down the days until it’s Blu-Ray release.
Have a super week!