December 16, 2013
Dead on! Payne uses the black and white canvas to depict simple but quietly emotional lives in this midwest setting. The stark imagry took me back to my upbringings, the casting was perfect with many award worthy preformances. Dern has never been better.
December 10, 2013
Outstanding for a simple story with simple dialogue, simple characters, and one that doesn't pound the senses like most movies today, a refreshing escape. Oscar for Dern.
December 08, 2013
BRILLIANT! Bruce Dern; Will Forte and June Squibb should receive Oscar nods for their performance. Showcases the painful \"ordinary\" of life. Loved it for a number of reasons.
What a beautiful film. You need to be patient as the beginning is a bit slow. But once it gets going, it's funny, touching, sad and endearing.
November 23, 2013
Distinctive interpretation of rural life laced with characters that blossom through awkward personalities riddled with annoyances. Alexander Payne directed 5 actors in Academy-nominated performances. Bruce Dern, the geriatric old-timer who is convinced he is a sweepstakes millionaire, will be 6th.