Nebraska is back in Tri-Cities. Done in glorious black and white by one of Hollywood's best storytellers, Alexander Payne, Nebraska follows Woody Grant's quest to collect the $1 million he thinks a publishing outfit has awarded to him. We all know the award isn't real, and the promotion is designed to get people to buy magazines. Woody, who is old, alcohol-addled and stubborn, is determined to go to Nebraska and collect his prize.
Bruce Dern and June Squibb are Golden Globe-acting nominees, Payne got a director nod and the movie is in the best comedy or musical category.
It's my favorite movie of 2013.
Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated R for mature themes and language. It's playing at the Carmike 12.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.