Sunday, 23 February 2014
An elderly man (Bruce Dern), alcoholic and easily confused, embarks by foot from Montana to Nebraska to collect a $1,000,000 award that he has received notification he is entitled to claim. Of course, the notification is a scam designed to lure unsuspecting recipients who will later be fleeced of their money by some other scheme. But Dern's character doesn't (or doesn't want to) see it that way despite the protestations of his wife and sons.
When he cannot be dissuaded from attempting to collect the money, his son (Will Forte) decides to accompany him thus providing some needed protection and guidance.
'Nebraska' is a delightful low key road film in which a father and son finally bond in a combination of circumstances both sad and humorous.
Anyone who has had to care for an elderly relative in the early throws of dementia or a dementia type condition will readily relate to this film. There are numerous small town USA scenes and situations to chuckle over.