Written December 31, 2013
Loved it! The first rate film was surely one of Bruce Dern's best performances. The supporting cast was equally excellent. The use of black and white was appropriate. Skillful cinematography.
Written January 19, 2014
I enjoyed the movie very much and would definitely recommend others to see it. The lines in this were done well. Really made my friends and me laugh, even with the rough language. (Wish it didn't have to have so much cussing, but could deal with it.) The actors were very well selected - all played their roles very well.
Loved the message - father and son relationship was quite touching.
Found it interesting to be in black and white - not common anymore, but it worked for this movie.
Written February 09, 2014
The story, setting and cinematography perfectly match this sweet story of love between an aged father (Bruce Dern) and his youngest son (Will Forte). Shot in black and white muted by the grey winter light of the plains states, the two travel an odyssey to Lincoln, for reasons, "it doesn't matter". It's a very simple story about places and people who ring true, told in direct honesty, with very linear continuity. Bruce Dern pulls off a sustained rendition of a man, fast fading at the end of long and complicated life. The folksy musical score is notable too.
Written February 17, 2014
This move was so well done at so many levels. The casting was superb, the story was poignant and the setting was beautiful. Left me wondering about what happened next and thinking about family. WOW
Written February 08, 2014
This movie started slow, and then hit the brakes. WOW, I almost walked out after the first 45 minutes, but I just couldn't believe that it would remain this boring for the entire two hours. Boy, was I wrong! June Squibb was the only bright spot in this whole film. Bruce Dern was good, but Will Forte was terrible.