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David Edelstein’s “Flyover Country” Is Dom P for the Review Connoisseur

In response to David Edelstein’s 1086‑word review of Nebraska on New York Magazine

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David Edelstein writes with such beauty in grace in “Quixote in Flyover Country” that review connoisseurs may desire some type of Edelstein wine to enjoy during the reading. The elegant prose calms the mind, and allows the reader to become one with the work.

The main character of Woody is the focus of Flyover Country, and the critic refuses to glide through the review with thin analysis on the grizzled old man. Edelstein covers the essentials of the plot with beautiful phrasing, and gently transitions into specifics on Bruce Dern’s character. One may not like Woody from the trailer, but will receive plenty o’ Woody wisdom from Edelstein.

Flyover Country covers the direction of Alexander Payne with controversial words on the people of the Midwest. Does Payne go too far? Edelstein deconstructs myths that have surrounded the director, and let’s the truth shine all over the webpage. One shall be moved by the sweet insight, and take time to reflect on all the sorrows of love and hate.

Edelstein has managed to write a special review by the midway point of Flyover Country, but then steps it up a notch with a fantastic commentary on the leads and supporting cast. The small details that are reflected upon allow one to visualize themselves as a character, and help prime the audience for the viewing experience. By the final paragraph, Edelstein tries too hard to please the reader by offering thoughts on the ending, and could have found another way to wrap it all up without force-feeding redeeming features on the innocent readers.

Flyover Country is intellectual and perfect for the modern review connoisseur.    

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