Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, ‘hell is other people’. Yet Dante described hell’s final circle not in terms of searing magma and unbearable proximity of persons, but as frozen silence and separation. Gravity might be viewed as a clash of these two poetic portraits
What comes across in this film is a separation of the campaigner from his professed cause, with broad condemnation of the former but sympathy for the latter.
Nebraska is not a stereotypical family drama about arguing parents and a couple of unruly teenagers. It is a great - and hilarious - portrayal of aging parents, their middle-aged children, and the strength of family.
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