Call it Alexander Payne’s homecoming. The Omaha native director returns to his home state in his newest film, “Nebraska.” This marks Payne’s fourth movie featured in the Cornhuskers state, following “Citizen Ruth,” “Election” and “About Schmidt.”
Payne has built a career around small, intimate films that focus on the lives and relationships of your everyday Joe. He captures conflicted characters in somber settings and takes them on an endearing journey of self-discovery. “Nebraska” is no different.
“Nebraska” stars Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, an aging, senile alcoholic who’s convinced he won a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. His estranged son David Grant, played by SNL alum Will Forte, reluctantly agrees to take him on a road trip from Billings, Mont. to Lincoln, Neb. to claim his prize. [Read more...]