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'Nebraska': Bruce Dern, movie deliver in a big way, critics say
'Nebraska': Bruce Dern, movie deliver in a big way, critics say

It's never too late to deliver a career performance. That would seem to be one of the lessons of Alexander Payne's new road drama "Nebraska," about a crotchety old father (Bruce Dern) who drags his adult son (Will Forte) on a Midwestern journey to collect a dubious sweepstakes prize. Reviews for the film, which opens Friday in limited release, have been excellent, with many critics praising 77-year-old Dern's turn as his best ever. The Times' Kenneth Turan called the film "poignant and ruefully funny" and added, "summations can't convey the filmmaking delicacy that marries tart-tongued comedy with unexpected warmth in a story that touches...

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