Kelly: Rather than mocking, 'Nebraska' is an Alexander Payne love letter

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Posted: Sunday, March 2, 2014 12:00 am

Movie director Alexander Payne will draw attention to his home state at the Oscars tonight, but not all Nebraskans have loved his portrayal of folks in “Nebraska.”

The film, a few say, is an embarrassment. Bleak, empty and colorless. (It was shot in black-and-white.) Letters to The World-Herald's Public Pulse complain that it depicts Nebraskans as “one-note dim bulbs” and “mindless, naive simpletons living in hopeless desperation.”

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