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  • Bruce Dern's character returns to his hometown with his son, played by Will Forte, to claim a sweepstakes winning and redeem himself in "Nebraska." (paramount pictures via associated press)

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Nebraska'

    The black-and-white of Alexander Payne's masterful film "Nebraska" seems to depict a forgotten, bygone version of the Upper Midwest, with endless prairies, open skies and dying towns. The absence of color adds a touch of dignity to a story of a man who is clinging to one last, foolish hope to reclaim his honor as a man and as a father.

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  • The few words Woody does share manage to convey his contempt for his children or a feeble but ever-present desire to be liked and admired by men his own age.

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