Originally Posted by fractus2
Wow, gmta - I was just typing my review of About Schmidt, another Alexander Payne film. Nebraska was my #1 film for 2013, and I agree with 9.5. Citizen Ruth (1996) is the next one up by Payne.
Wow, I actually had no idea he also directed About Schmidt...I loved that film, and now I know another reason why. That's actually one I would love to revisit...Jack Nicholson's letters to the kid he sponsored in Africa alone are worth another viewing...and wow, I literally have not even heard the title Citizen Ruth since I actually saw the film when it was in theaters...that may be another one worth a second viewing, cause I love Laura Dern and remember enjoying it quite a lot.
Glad you felt the same way about Nebraska...even though critics loved it, I saw a lot of consumer reviews where people took shots at it. To me, though, it was darn near perfect for what it was...how good was Bruce Dern? And how bout the casting choices for the brothers...Odenkirk I knew had some acting talent, but Will Forte? I never would have even thought to cast him in that role, but he did a fine job. And I agree with you 100% about June Squibb...she was a riot...particularly in the cemetery lol