[quote]I'm always just so damn desperate to find anything that can make a movie. I'm serious. This one is not a grand statement and it's not particularly important to me. '
The director's own words. So why should we care?
Take a look at "Omaha" the movie (1995) Dan Mirvish instead.
This does look good. It better be after the tedium of The Descendants.
Trying to avoid too much about the Oscars just now, but I take it if Cate is a frontrunner in actress (just remembered Naomi, what a horrible clash!) then Bruce Dern must be one for actor.
Nice tip, r1.
What a bore. This film is paper thin. I can't figure out if Payne is mocking his characters (most of whom seem to have a low double-digit IQ) or if he's being earnest (the father revealing his motivation for the journey takes any complexity out of the film).
I would have walked out, but I was there with a friend.
I read the script a couple of years back before Ad Hominem signed on to make this movie. It's was and is a horrible script. The premise is paper thin and I am amazed, amazed! this movie got made. The Descendants was paper thin, but he was able to weave something out of it. Alexander basically wanted to make a black and white film, period. ANd he is really grasping at this point grabbing onto anything to make a film. He only makes movies now because he feels he is losing time, not because he is passionate about it. It's made 2.5 million in a month. Good luck getting it's 12 million back.
This movie looks incredibly boring, just like The Descendents and About Schmidt. Somehow these dull movies from Alexander Payne get financed -- maybe someone thinks they're profound.
I enjoyed About Schmidt. Nicholson might have given his last great performance there.
Nebraska has zero substance and paper thin characters, though. By far the worst film I've seen this year. Even worse than Gravity, which was banal, but technically dazzling.