Alexander Payne’s wry, sad character study “Nebraska” opened last Friday in select theaters to great numbers after garnering solid word of mouth at Cannes (where lead star Bruce Dern won Best Actor) and the New York Film Festival. With the film going into its second week of release, and with awards buzz building for the indie, Indiewire is pleased to share an exclusive scene from the film.
In “Nebraska,” Dern stars opposite “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte as a father and son on an aimless
mission to claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize that
doesn’t exist. Having received a scam letter in the mail, Woody (Dern)
continually wanders away from his
home in Montana to claim his wealth, upsetting his wife Kate (June
Squibb). Growing weary of picking
up his father on random street corners, David (Forte) — a
electronics salesman — decides to drive his dad to Lincoln, Nebraska
while stopping at their relatives’ home along the way.
Watch the scene below: