In theory this is a depressing movie. It deals with a man who drank to much in his life and is now both old and confused. Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is a man near the end of his life who as a younger man was a drunk and easily exploited. Now he hopes to claim a million dollars from a magazine PR stunt that is an obvious scam.
Part road movie and part a movie about going home, this actually a very witty and unexpectedly uplifting movie. In addition the black and white images of the wide open spaces of the middle of America is beautiful. Well worth a look.