Three completely different films that share a theme —the consequences of bad parenting. And the three of them give some hope.
Nebraska (2013) is about a failed old man who wants, although in a very foolish way, and obviously to no one, to somewhat redeem himself. But more interestingly, it’s also about his adult younger son, who won’t let it pass the opportunity to get to know his father and, if not to come to terms with it, at least understand why he and his brother were so much neglected.
The Descendants (2011) and My Old Lady (2014) add to the main theme a second one —how dramatically your life may be affected by the wrongdoings in life of those who should’ve loved and respected you more and better but exist no anymore.
All three are subtle and rich in their depiction of human frailty and complexity.