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    Nebraska (movie review)


    Hollywood has had a long fascination with exploring the relationship between a son and his neglectful or absent father. Tim Burton went over the top and surreal with 2004’s Big Fish, and Spielberg went back in time with 2002’s Catch Me If You Can. Nebraska (2013) is Alexander Payne’s take on the subject, in which he examines a fragile father-son relationship in a beautifully stark, simple, and funny way. The film focuses on Woody Grant (Bruce Dern): an elderly, grumpy, alcoholic,…

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