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Kenneth Turan Brings Wisdom and Sweet Payne to “Rich Reward”

In response to Kenneth Turan’s 1024‑word review of Nebraska on Los Angeles Times,0,5377444.story#axzz2kfeNsGto

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Kenneth Turan is at it again…and the feeling is magical. The latest sizzler of the veteran critic, “Review: Nebraska offers a rich reward along its journey,” wears the the classic Greek masks of comedy and drama, and the audience shall rejoice.

Rich Reward  begins with deeply touching thoughts on the legendary Bruce Dern. One will pause during their reading to reflect (and also IMDB the actor) while simultaneously putting a little Payne in their subconscious.

One will grin due to the respect shown  to the two-time Oscar winner Alexander Payne in Rich Reward. The critic reminds his dear readers of the director’s Midwest roots and all that can be found in his comedic characters. It’s not all fun and games though—there is certainly a high level of drama as Woody (Bruce Dern) and Will Forte (David) learn more about each other as father and son.

Turan doesn’t touch on the performance of Forte in great detail, however he is clear about the importance of Dern’s stripped down role and its effect on the film. The critic offers deep insight on the supporting cast, and the general tone of the review will make one feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Rich Reward is classic Turan, and the critic may finally get a sandwich named after him somewhere at L. A. Live.    

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