There are many reasons to be excited about Alexander Payne’s latest film, Nebraska. First of all, it stars Bruce Dern and Will Forte. Second, Payne is truly one of the best American directors out there–his movies have a Midwestern focus and a nuanced look at ordinary lives that 98% of Hollywood ignores.Third, my older sister, Lindsay, actually worked as assistant casting director on the film! I am like a proud mother. I may cry when I see her name up on the screen.