I’ve loved acclaimed writer/director Alexander Payne’s work since 1999s hilarious classic, ELECTION (which is still my favourite of his titles). He’s continued to make remarkable, yet low-key personal indie dramas with a biting satirical edge, of which include awards favourites SIDEWAYS, ABOUT SCHMIDT and THE DESCENDANTS.

His latest, NEBRASKA, is gaining further rave reviews with Hollywood veteran Bruce Dern as an ageing, booze-addled father. He decides to make the trip from his home in Montana to Nebraska alongside his estranged son (Will Forte), after believing an internet spam message has him as the winner of a million dollar Sweepstakes prize.

You can check out our review from the London Film Festival, by clicking on the link. In the meantime, why not check out these amusing character profiles and latest clip.

NEBRASKA co-stars Bob Odenkirk, June Squibb and Stacy Keach and opens in the UK on 6th December. It’s currently on limited release in the US.

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Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.