Have you ever felt the desire to just hop in a car, leave everything behind and just hit the road? Maybe it's easier said than done, but there's something alluring about the freedom of the open highway, with nothing but a giant question mark in your future. Some people choose that life, and sometimes it chooses them.
The latter seems to be the case for Fern, played by Frances McDormand in the new movie Nomadland. Based on the book Nomadland: Surviving America In The Twenty-First Century, the film follows a community of seniors who live in vans and travel around the American West, floating from job to job and location to location. The film also focuses on the difficulties people face in modern society when work or stability isn't an option for them, and the road is all they know.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, it's a gorgeous film that highlights the loneliness and freedom that living on the road brings. Fern meets people from all walks of life that give you perspective on the uniqueness and kindness of others around you. We can't recommend this beautiful movie enough!