- 1 hr 55 min
Bruce Dern plays an aging musician named Woody in this movie about a man's relationship with his estranged son. That son is David, played by Will Forte. While David does not understand the way his father's mind works and has a great deal of contempt for the choices that he has made in his life, he agrees to accompany him on a mission that he believes will ultimately be unsuccessful. Woody insists that he has won a million-dollar prize in a lottery, but he must travel from Montana to Nebraska to collect it, and he wants David's help in the matter. David agrees not because he believes that his father is actually about to become a millionaire but because he wants the opportunity to spend some time with his father. He hopes that this time together on a road trip will lend him greater insights into his dad. However, the trip takes an unexpected turn when they stop for a while in the small town where Woody grew up. There, they meet many relatives who Woody has not seen for years, and David gains a much clearer idea of the influences that helped to shape the man his father is.