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This weekend, treacherous snow afflicted the state of Nebraska, but film goers from many other states were treated by seeing Alexander Payne's "Nebraska." Payne and members of his cast will likely find themselves at the next Academy Awards ceremony.

"Nebraska" stars Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, an older man who has suffered from a drinking problem for much of his life. He is becoming senile, and his wife, Kate (played by June Squibb) and their son, Ross (played by Bob Odenkirk), both think he needs to be put in a "home." But Ross's brother, David (played by Will Forte), is less cynical and does not feel this is necessary. In the mail, Woody receives a magazine sweepstakes. He thinks it means he won a million dollars. People try to tell him he has not won any money, but Woody does not believe them. Because he cannot drive, Woody tries unsuccessfully to walk to Nebraska, where he thinks he needs to go to collect the money. David decides to drive him because this way, he will know definitively that he has not won any money. Also, he wants to establish a stronger relationship with his dad.

Bruce Dern has earned a lot of Oscar buzz for his performance. He deserves it because he makes his character seem real. Also, he brings a lot of humor to the role. June Squibb is also very good playing his wife. Her character is also very funny as she is very cynical. Will Forte is excellent, playing her more optimistic son.

The movie is very well directed by Alexander Payne. It is shot in black and white, and it looks great. Payne also does a good job balancing the humorous and serious elements of the film.

"Nebraska" is well worth seeing. Perhaps after the current snowstorm subsides, more people from Nebraska will be able to take it in.

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