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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Promised Land (John Krasinski & Matt Damon)

In this movie, directed by Gus Van Sant, a salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Starring: Matt Damon, Hal Holbrook, Frances McDormand, Titus Welliver, Lexi Cowan, Tim Guinee, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Krasinski, Scoot McNairy

Why I loved this film: This time we have the writing-directing-acting trio from 'Good Will Hunting' with John Krasinski filling in for Ben Affleck.
The movie combines a big bad natural gas corporation, sales pitching, and environmental elements all rolled into one.
For those of us who are not that familiar with all the related environmental hazards, the storyline spends enough time explaining this in an easy to understand way, as well as exploring how far these companies will go for money.
Matt Damon once again manages to deliver a believable performance with many dramatic, funny, and romantic lines helped by a more laid-back yet serious John Krasinski - in the end it becomes a little difficult to decide who to feel sorry for out of the two of them.
As always the outcome includes a romantic scenario, but not much will be written on that as not to spoil the story.
Overall, I found it very interesting and bound to start many discussions on the subject.

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