Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Also Showing Nebraska [.]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Also Showing Nebraska [.]

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NEBRASKA (15, 115 mins) .....

IT could be you. You could win seven-figure lottery jackpots if you believe those spam emails and junk mail.

The key word here, of course, is 'could'.

Nebraska is a bittersweet road movie about a curmudgeon, Woody Grant (Bruce Dern), who takes one of those bogus prize notifications to heart and embarks on a cross-country odyssey to collect the million dollars he believes is waiting for him in the titular state.

The old man's despairing son David (Will Forte) and his long- suffering wife Kate (June Squibb) try, to no avail, to make Woody see the light.

But the ageing father has a letter in his hand that clearly states he is due a massive payout and he intends to get from Montana to Nebraska, walking every arduous step of the way if he has to.

Fearful of the repercussions for his father's health, David agrees to indulge Woody's fantasy and he accompanies the patriarch on his journey.

En route, they stop off at the home of Aunt Martha (Mary Louise Wilson) and her husband Uncle Ray (Rance Howard), who are delighted to learn of a windfall in the family. …

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