Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk.
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father thinks he's struck it rich, and wrangles his estranged son into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Getting waylaid in the father's hometown in Nebraska, the son tries to reconnect with his impenetrable father.
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 3.0.
This is NOT an artsy film. I could totally relate to the characters and I swear my relatives have had the exact same conversations! Don't let the black and white format deter you from seeing it, and I forgot about that as soon as the movie started. I'm so glad I saw it since I almost put it back. I figured, "I got it from the library and it won all of those awards, so I'll try it, it won't cost me anything and I can stop it if I don't like it!" The movie grabs you right from the start and finishes well. It will make you laugh and cry throughout which I think is the hallmark of a great movie.
I want to kiss whoever chose this cast. Perfectly done. Touching, hilarious at times and poignant at others, it's a roller coaster journey for a family on a fool's errand. I thought I was going to mind that the film is in black and white, but I didn't. For some reason it totally worked.