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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To See Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA In St. Louis

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In Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA a father and son steer the American road comedy into a vanishing Midwest on the trail of a dubious fortune – and in search of an understanding of each other that once seemed impossible.

This is the story of the Grant family of Hawthorne, Nebraska.   Now transplanted to Billings, Montana, stubborn, taciturn Woody (Bruce Dern in a role that won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival) is well past his prime — such as it ever was — and possibly his usefulness, but he believes he’s got one last shot at mattering:  a notice that he’s the lucky winner of a million-dollar sweepstakes.

To claim his fortune, Woody insists he must quickly get to the sweepstakes company’s office in Lincoln, Nebraska – a 750-mile journey that seems unlikely given that he can barely shuffle down the road a few blocks, at least not without stopping for a drink. Worried for his father’s state of mind, it falls to Woody’s reluctant, baffled son David (Will Forte) to accompany him on a trip that seems hilariously futile on the surface.

Yet, their odd journey becomes a kind of modern family odyssey.  When Woody and David make a pit-stop in their hometown of Hawthorne – with the Grant’s tart-tongued matriarch (June Squibb, “About Schmidt”) and anchor-man son (Bob Odenkirk, “Breaking Bad”) joining them – word of Woody’s fortune makes him, momentarily, a returning hero.  Then it brings out the vultures. But it also opens a view into the unseen lives of David’s parents and a past more alive than he ever imagined.

Shot in a black and white Cinemascope that mirrors the dusky beauty of small-town USA and the film’s high contrasts of humor and heartbreak, the film gives comic consideration to questions of family roots and family riddles, delusion and dignity, self-worth and the quiet yearning for a dash of salvation.

NEBRASKA is in theatres now.

WAMG is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes to NEBRASKAEach pass admits two (2) to the regular run at LANDMARK PLAZA FRONTENAC, Monday through Thursday.

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: 

What is your favorite Bruce Dern film and why?

We will contact you if you are a winner.

OFFICIAL RULES:

1. FILL OUT YOUR NAME AND E-MAIL ADDRESS BELOW. REAL FIRST AND LAST NAMES REQUIRED.

2. WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN THROUGH A RANDOM DRAWING OF QUALIFYING CONTESTANTS. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PASSES WILL NOT BE SUBSTITUTED OR EXCHANGED. DUPLICATE RUN-OF-ENGAGEMENT PASSES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

RATED R

http://www.nebraskamovie.com/

NEBRASKA

31 Comments

  1. Shelley Heidrich

    December 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    The great gatsby

  2. bob williams

    December 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Support your Local Sheriff. He was the perfect clod!!

  3. Amy Marcallini

    December 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    The Burbs. It was hilarious!

  4. Barney Schulte

    December 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    could he ever really top “Won Ton Ton” The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
    Yes with Nebraska

  5. Nick F

    December 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    “The Great Gatsby”

  6. Nancy Geerlof

    December 5, 2013 at 2:21 am

    The Great Gatsby, Loved it. thanks

  7. Andy Geerlof

    December 5, 2013 at 2:21 am

    The Great Gatsby

  8. Leander Beatty Jr.

    December 5, 2013 at 5:44 am

    My favorite was Diggstown. Bruce Dern owns just about everything in the tonw and he is perfectly cast as the (comedic) ruthless ruler of all within his reach. He is a great foil for a scheming James Woods and exploited boxer played by Lou Gossett Jr. Thanks.

  9. Mark Sauer

    December 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The Burbs!

  10. Ben Young

    December 5, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Is it wrong to say Django Unchained? It may not have been his biggest role…but damn that movie was good.

  11. Jill

    December 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The Burbs

  12. Jill

    December 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Ok, I thought of another one although he was not in it vey much. Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.

  13. Toni

    December 5, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    The Burgs & The Cowboys

  14. Rich S

    December 5, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I liked Silent Running because I felt for the three robots.

  15. Haley ONeal

    December 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    This isn’t a film but I loved him in Big Love. I think he had one of he strongest characters I would be afraid to defy him if I was one of his wives!

  16. Steve Joyce

    December 5, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    “The Great Gatsby”

  17. DIANA

    December 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    The Great Gatsby…sooooooo good!

  18. James

    December 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    THE BURBS. IT WAS A VERY FUNNY MOVIE.

  19. cleo alexander

    December 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    i like the roll he had this year in TWIXT that came out this year. He plays a Sheriff and show Val Kilmer the dead bodies in the morgue which Val thinks different about the town

  20. Judi Goldstein

    December 6, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Django Unchained…..great acting.

  21. Gary Goldstein

    December 6, 2013 at 8:38 am

    The Great Gatsby. Such a solid performance in a great movie.

  22. jack

    December 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    The Burbs!

  23. Jaimee

    December 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    The Burbs is my favorite…saw it as a teenager and it struck with me.

  24. Meera Sutaria

    December 9, 2013 at 10:05 am

    The Great Gatsby – great acting by all characters.

  25. Heath McClain

    December 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Great Gatsby, because I love that era!

  26. Laura Kress

    December 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    The Great Gatsby. Movie was wonderful.

  27. JoanO

    December 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Django Unchained — great acting in a great movie!

  28. Mary Asher

    December 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    The Great Gatsby

  29. Margaret Deji

    December 10, 2013 at 12:30 am

    The King of Marvin Gardens was excellent and he outplays Mr.Jack Nicholson in this film! Dern really deserved an Oscar nomination. Nebraska looks like an Oscar nomination for Mr.Dern. Can’t wait to see this movie.

  30. Barbara Medina

    December 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    The Great Gatsby because it’s also one of my favorite books.

  31. Jen Soder

    December 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    The Burbs – It’s funny and relate-able.

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