"Nomadland" is a 2020 American independent contemporary Western drama film directed by Chloé Zhao.
The starring cast includes Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells, Peter Spears, Gay DeForest, Patricia Grier, Angela Reyes, Carl R. Hughes and others.

Here are "Nomadland" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Nomadland movie?

SearchlightPictures on Monday, December 14, 2020 released the trailer for "Nomadland" you can watch here:
NOMADLAND | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures.

Plot summary

What is Nomadland movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Nomadland" movie plot summary.

In 2011, Fern (Frances McDormand) loses her job after the US Gypsum plant in Empire, Nevada shuts down; she worked there for years along with her husband who recently died. Fern decides to sell most of her belongings and purchase a van to live in and travel the country searching for work. She takes a seasonal job at an Amazon fulfillment center through the winter.
A friend and co-worker named Linda (Linda May) invites Fern to visit a desert winter gathering in Arizona organized by Bob Wells (Bob Wells), which provides a support system and community for fellow nomads. Fern initially declines the offer, but changes her mind as the weather turns south and she struggles to find work in the area. At the gathering, Fern meets fellow nomads and learns basic survival and self-sufficiency skills for the road.
Some time later, Fern's van blows a tire; she visits the van of a nearby nomad named Swankie (Charlene Swankie) to ask for a ride into town to buy a spare. Swankie chastises Fern for not being prepared, and invites her to learn more road survival skills, during which time they become good friends. Swankie tells Fern about her cancer diagnosis and shortened life expectancy, and her plan to make good memories on the road rather than waste away in a hospital. They eventually part ways.
Fern later takes a job as a camp host at an RV park. There she runs into David, another nomad she met and danced with back at the desert community. She cares for David when he falls ill, accompanying him to the hospital for an emergency surgery. The two of them later take hourly jobs at a local restaurant. One night David's adult son visits the restaurant looking for him, informing David that his wife is pregnant and asking him to come meet his grandchild. David is hesitant, but Fern encourages him to go. David asks her to come with him, but she declines.


Who plays who in the Nomadland movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Nomadland" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Frances McDormand  as Fern
David Strathairn  as Dave
Linda May  as Linda
Charlene Swankie  as Swankie (as Swankie)
Bob Wells  as Bob
Peter Spears  as Peter
Gay DeForest  as Gay
Patricia Grier  as Patty
Angela Reyes  as Angela
Carl R. Hughes  as Carl
Douglas G. Soul  as Doug
Ryan Aquino  as Ryan
Teresa Buchanan  as Teresa
Karie Lynn McDermott Wilder  as Karie
Brandy Wilber  as Brandy
Makenzie Etcheverry  as Makenzie
Annette Webb  as Annette
Rachel Bannon  as Rachel
Bryce Bedsworth  as Bryce
Sherita Deni Coker  as Deni
Merle Redwing  as Merle
Forrest Bault  as Forrest
Suanne Carlson  as Suanne
Donnie Miller  as Donnie
Roxanne Bay  as Roxy
Matt Sfaelos  as Noodle
Ronald O. Zimmerman  as Ron
Derek Endres  as Derek (as Derek Enders)
Paige Dean  as Paige
Paul Winer  as Paul
Derrick Janis  as Victor
Greg Barber  as Greg
Carol Anne Hodge  as Carol
Matthew Stinson  as Nurse Matt
Terry Phillip  as Terry
Bradford Lee Riza  as Brad
Tay Strathairn  as James
Cat Clifford  as Cat
James R. Taylor Jr.  as James
Jeremy Greenman  as Jeremy
Ken Greenman  as Ken
Melissa Smith  as Dolly
Warren Keith  as George
Jeff Andrews  as Jeff
Paul Cunningham  as Paul
Emily Jade Foley  as Emily
Mike Sells  as Mike
Cheryl Davis  as Cheri

Release date

When is Nomadland movie release date?

"Nomadland" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 11, 2020 (Venice, 77th Venice International Film Festival, 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, Pasadena), on October 13, 2020 (Lumière Film Festival), on December 4, 2020 (United States), on January 29, 2021 (United States) and on March 18, 2021 (Germany) distributing by Searchlight Pictures, Hulu, IMAX, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Italia and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are Nomadland filming details?

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. The film's budget is $4 - 6 million.

"Nomadland" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Nomadland movie?

"Nomadland" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 96/100.

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