Nomadland (Disney+) Movie Review & Comments

richp007

Distinguished Member
Almost worthy of a Spinal Tap 11 I feel after reading that Tom.

Very happy though, I'm really looking forward to seeing this myself. Something like this is of course ready made for Oscar glory, but regardless I'm glad it took the gongs. Sounds like they were more than merited.
 

buzz_lightclick

Well-known Member
Thanks for the review Tom, you don't see many films get a 10 on here, so this must be something special. Cinematography looks impressive from the clips I've seen. It may become the first thing I watch on Disney Plus.
 

mb3195

Distinguished Member
Thanks Tom, means I might actually watch something on Disney+ myself having had my kids use it for the past year!!
 

Har-One

Member
I can hardly wait
 

Evinger

Distinguished Member
Thanks Tom - will catch this over the weekend :)
 

raduv1

Distinguished Member
Great review on what seems a must watch film , D+ is delivering the goods with Star .
 

VivaE

Active Member
Love and really appreciate the review.

I've adored and followed the career of Frances McDormand since 'Blood Simple' (big Coen Bros fan). She has never been anything other than exceptional in both her versatility and refusal to march to the H/Wood beat. Quality will out.

I'm so looking forward to seeing this.
 

tcp/ip

Active Member
Really great movie watched it a couple weeks ago.
it’s a slow burner for sure and a must watch if you have not seen it.
the soundtrack is excellent as well.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Slow, quiet, expertly shot. Beautifully naturalistic performances throughout. It's actually really nice to have some Oscar bait that doesn't fall into the usual 'X minority triumphs against adversity' mold.

I would personally give it an eight out of ten, but I will caveat that by saying that for it to earn a ten there would have to be spaceships and at least one person having their face melted off.
 

moraghan

Active Member
I am sorry guys but, for me anyway, this is nowhere near a 10. Yeah its good but nowhere near a 10 IMHO. 7 maybe.

Surely one of the weakest Oscar winners ever?
 

SPBonzo

Member
A massive disappointment. I feel like I've just watched a competent indie movie found accidentally on Amazon Prime. I'm not sure I could recommend it to anyone.
 

Plumsandpearls

Well-known Member
Watched it last night and loved it.
It was a bit dream like I thought- nothing really happened though.
I thought the life style was pretty sad, yet heartwarming- I'd no idea it was a thing.
 

Meyrick Man

Well-known Member
On my list to watch over the bank holiday weekend
 

Fade In

Active Member
It was fine, but just shows how poor cinema was/is in 2020/21 when this film gets a 10 on here and wins Best Picture at the Oscars. Put this film in any other Best Picture category of the last few decades and it wouldn't win. In years to come I think people will look back at these past 12-18 months and realise how below par it was.

When you also look at the other films that were nominated for Best Picture this year - Mank, Minari, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7 etc - all were 'okay' but the bar was definitely lower this year.

Last year's Best Picture nominees - 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, Joker, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66) and Little Women - all of those (excluding perhaps Little Women) are more deserving of Best Picture than this year's selections, and that wasn't a particularly vintage year.
 
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Tom Davies

Editorial Contributor
It was fine, but just shows how poor cinema was/is in 2020/21 when this film gets a 10 on here and wins Best Picture at the Oscars. Put this film in any other Best Picture category of the last few decades and it wouldn't win. In years to come I think people will look back at these past 12-18 months and realise how below par it was.

When you also look at the other films that were nominated for Best Picture this year - Mank, Minari, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7 etc - all were 'okay' but the bar was definitely lower this year.

Last year's Best Picture nominees - 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, Joker, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66) and Little Women - all of those (excluding perhaps Little Women) are more deserving of Best Picture than this year's selections, and that wasn't a particularly vintage year.
Conversely, I would pick Nomadland over all of last year's nominees, with the possible exception of Parasite.
The beauty of opinions.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Conversely, I would pick Nomadland over all of last year's nominees, with the possible exception of Parasite.
The beauty of opinions.
Which is fine, but doesn't address my concern over the lack of spaceships and facemelting.
 

PlexShaw

Well-known Member
The facemelting will be in the Director's Cut.
 

Andrew1472

Distinguished Member
I hadn’t realised this was a way of life for some in the US.
A documentary made me aware of the Australian lifestyle years ago, must have aired on the BBC I imagine. I remember it well.
 

Fade In

Active Member
The beauty of opinions.
Absolutely. Films like Nomadland can be divisive due to their subject matter.

What do I know, I enjoyed the recent Wrong Turn reboot more than Nomadland. Starting to think I'm just uncultured.

I think much of the credit for Nomadland has to go to Frances McDormand, she excels in everything she puts her name to. Up there as one of the greatest actresses of all time for me.
 
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