Nebraska is so simply dysfunctional and awkwardly heartwarming that I fell in love within minutes. The simplistic score gives it such a genuine feel and I want to hug whoever decided to film it in black & white because I don't even to want to imagine it in color. I truly feel I know these characters which came as a pleasant surprise. There's so many good things to say about this film but for me the only one that matter is ......this film feels like home ;)
Not only does this documentary deserve the oscar it won but it's the best sports film ever and no I don't say that lightly. It's real, it's heartbreaking, it's inspiring and most importantly, it displays what high school football is all about ..... heart. So trust me if you love football as much as I do you will be wowed or for the suckers like me be moved to tears :)
Ryan Coogler made his debut into the film world with brilliance, I liked the buildup to the station scene. I felt this guy was incredibly flawed but someone who had a heart, granted I have no idea what the real guy was like and people will say his flaws weren't captured enough but for me, I got it. The station scene may be one of the most intense scenes I've ever experienced, there's no overly dramatic music and I was literally shaking. Michael B. Jordan, who was an awesome addition back in the day to the Friday Night Lights cast, does not disappoint, honestly all the acting was impressive, I never once felt like it was overdone. I try not to cry in front of complete strangers but everything came together in just the right way that it could not have been stopped and neither could at least half of my theater. So go see it just be prepared for tears.