Nomadland

Nomadland

By Chloé Zhao

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2021-02-19
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 47min
  • Director: Chloé Zhao
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99

Description

Following the closure of a gypsum mine in the rural Nevada town she calls home, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road. Exploring life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad, Fern soon discovers a resilience and resourcefulness that present her with experiences unlike any she’s known before. Along the way in this story of hope, she meets other nomads who become mentors in her life amidst the vast, sometimes breathtaking landscape of the American West. From Searchlight Pictures and acclaimed director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells. With care and insight, Zhao crafted the screenplay, based on Jessica Bruder’s book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.” McDormand brings Fern to life with a powerful, authentic performance. Also starring David Strathairn in a gripping turn as a man Fern befriends, NOMADLAND is a fascinating celebration of humanity, independence and adventure.

Reviews

  • Out of touch

    1
    By Deobin
    Just goes to show how out of touch the academy is with America. My son said it best, and I quote, “poop sandwich”. He’s 8 and he nailed it. I’d go for a nice glossy latex to dry instead.
  • Into The Wild is much better

    1
    By mrbabes
    Nomadland is a total ripoff
  • Not even noteworthy

    2
    By MrTnyc
    It’s slow, preachy, and eerily beholden to Amazon.
  • There was nothing good about this movie…

    1
    By kiteflyer73
    Wish I had read the reviews before but figured it should be good in some aspects after winning three Oscars. Well, it wasn’t… even the acting seemed so forced :/
  • Excellent!

    5
    By CoryW123
    Meaningful and heartwarming film, with such a powerful performance by Frances McDormand.
  • It's a window, not a story

    3
    By Mr. Liberty
    I was surprised this film achieved the coveted Oscar for Best Picture. Generally the films that win are fantastic stories with emotional performances. This film, for all its nuance and introspection, wasn't either. McDormand is a sensational actress and she fully embodied Fern - and the glimpse into this way of life was interesting and even heartbreaking at times...but there was absolutely no story arc. Sensational filmmaking? Yes. Sensational film? Not so much. I commend the subject matter and acting, but the writing left so much to be desired.
  • Boring

    2
    By Winshiz
    Uninspiring
  • Jonny

    2
    By Wazzok68
    Well acted so so slow.Sad but boring.AND...why oh why do the sound engineers yet again play music(as good as it might be )far too loud compared to the dialogue?
  • Best Picture and Actress? Really????????

    3
    By BruceUSA
    It’s a nice little movie but there is nothing outstanding about it or the acting. Obviously the Oscars don’t mean anything anymore.
  • BEAUTIFUL

    5
    By roqanrol
    It is an endearing film, full of subtleties, avoiding the obvious, violence, extremes. It is as it happens in a real way for the character and the story. A movie does not necessarily have to take us on a roller coaster, sometimes the poetic rhythm in life is what we want to contemplate and share.

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