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It Came From Netflix: Nebraska

Posted on the 28 May 2015 by Sirmac2 @macthemovieguy


If you are just remotely interested in film of any sort, there’s a chance you’ve heard of this movie. It’s received numerous accolades and praise, however reviews like this usually drive me away from films rather then toward them. Eventually it was curiosity that moved me toward this movie so  I took a look, I’m extremely glad that I did. Nebraska starts off like a standard mumble core film much like something from the Duplass brothers.Unlike most mumble core films, once the viewer gets deep into this world, they discover that mumble core is a very limiting description of this piece. At it’s heart it’s a movie about an old man and his relationship with his children, on the surface he’s comedically detached from the world but you learn that there are reasons why this man is the way he is. You want to learn exactly why he is the way he is, and the glorious treat about this movie is going along with his children on this trip of personal discovery. In terms of personal discovery the turning point in the film is when you stop laughing at him and you start rooting for his delusions. His delusions eventually feel like tangible goals and  this is possible in part by the eccentric supporting family that want to see him fail. This film does not fail what so ever, Nebraska succeeds in being a film about modern men. Modern men who in the past would be accepted for their silence but currently are considered to be apathetic  and isolated. Amidst the protagonist Woody’s silence, the movie touches upon the question of metal health in elder parents, and if these elderly are even permitted to have any form of ambition in their remaining years. Will Forte’s character believes that they are permitted to this ambition, he plays his son with such love and compassion that you would actually think they were related.In general  anyone with a family can relate to this film to some degree. I can not say enough great things about this movie.  if you haven’t seen it yet I highly suggest that you check it out while it’s still on Netflix. Nebraska truly deserves all the accolades it has received.

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