How ‘Nomadland’ starring Frances McDormand explores life on the road in ‘fine detail’ and ‘broad strokes’
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“Nomadland” explores new roads — and puts misconceptions in the rearview mirror. The film, starring Frances McDormand, provides an intimate window into the roving lifestyle by showing the experiences of a community of people who live in their vans and travel the United States. The authenticity of “Nomadland” impressed Bob Wells, a real-life nomad who plays himself in the movie. “It’s remarkable,” Wells told the Daily News. “It captures the life extremely well, in fine detail and in broad strokes.” McDormand portrays a fictional character, Fern, whose life is upended by her husband’s death and ...