Early reviews position Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' as Oscar contender
From left, actors Will Forte, June Squibb, director Alexander Payne and actress Angela McEwan leave after the screening of Blue Is The Warmest Colour at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, France, on Thursday.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:00 am
The premiere of Alexander Payne’s new movie “Nebraska” drew a prolonged and rousing standing ovation Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Reviews from key critics were strong, if occasionally qualified, positioning the movie as a possible Oscar contender next fall.
The Hollywood Reporter called “Nebraska” a “bittersweet father-son road trip through an emotionally (and) economically parched homeland” and said the movie’s stars, Bruce Dern and Will Forte, “got a bevy of bravos for their performances” from the Cannes audience.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:00 am.