“Nebraska” tries too hard to be loved
by robert koehler
As written by Bob Nelson and directed by Alexander Payne, “Nebraska” is a movie couched in two attitudes—warmth and stubbornness. The former is meant to soften the latter, the latter meant to put some edge on the former. Like Lee Marvin’s Walker in “Point Blank” who goes after the mob for the $93,000 he’s been ...