"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.
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SearchlightPictures on Monday, December 14, 2020 released the trailer for "Nomadland" you can watch here:
NOMADLAND | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures.
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.
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"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.
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.
"Nomadland" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 96/100.
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