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Edward Douglas’s “Nebraska Movie Review” Is Effectively Long-Winded

In response to Edward Douglas’s 500‑word review of Nebraska on

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Edward Douglas’s “Nebraska Movie Review” is a suitably  monochormatic portrait of familial relations and a past that won’t quite stay where it is.

In Douglas’ seemingly epic portrayal of Nebraska; the talented writer weaves an excellent yarn about a decaying heartland tale. This is a perusal of all things banal yet ontological.  Nebraska Movie often searches for the meaning in the seemingly boring and unchanging world that is portrayed in the film. The delivery of the prose is stark, sparse, and a matter of fact not unlike the landscape of the titular state. Purple prose is avoided for the sake of keeping it an engagingly simplistic text, not unlike the characters portrayed on screen.

The thesis seems to revolve around the way the central characters’ relationships have changed or remained the same over the years. The focus seems to be around the family drama aspect of the film, which works but this leaves out the other key element of the film: humor. The argument remains effective, but given the writer also calls the film a comedy it seems odd that anything in the way of humor is completely glossed over or missed altogether.

There are no spoilers to be spoken of and in their absence there is still plenty of information about the film given to the audience, at least enough for one to make an informed decision about seeing the film. It’s a well-rounded and informative review that potential viewers shouldn’t miss.    

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