Showing on Hulu - Nomadland is excellent. Frances McDormand is a treasure of an actress. Her face is like a Georgia O'Keefe photo. Strong, intelligent, every emotion passes through her hooded eyes, every wrinkle's been earned. She's truly fearless, honest, and brave.
Circa 2011 - Empire Gypsum in Nevada has gone belly up and a whole town/zip code disappears. Fern and husband Beau hung in there as company folk. Beau passes from cancer, and she packs everything into a van and hits the road. She becomes a nomad.
In different camps, she meets folks/ makes some friends (Linda, Skankie, Dave, and more - very character actors). It's a tough life. Word of mouth tells where jobs are (she does seasonal work at Amazon to make some bigger bucks at Christmas time). Arizona and the desert have a strong RV camp base. Fern stays on the move. Can't commit - she's chasing something. Visits her sister for a bit, but has to move on.
This movie captures a life that's certainly for strong individuals. It has moments of sadness, poignancy, hope, and it's filled with American spirit and ingenuity. Frances McDormand gives an Oscar winning performance, in my opinion.
Wow and whoa.