A small-town teacher stands up to a pair of drilling representatives who are determined to exploit the local resources, and receives some unexpected support as the community rallies to drive away the persistent interlopers in this drama from director Gus Van Sant. Steve Butler (Matt Damon) is a corporate salesman with a reputation for getting results. When the company he works for draws up plans to drill for natural gas in an economically depressed farming community, Steve and his partner (Frances McDormand) attempt to convince the locals that they have an opportunity to profit from the project. At first the locals are welcoming, but when venerable teacher Frank Yates (Hal Holbrook) voices objection, concerned locals Dustin (John Krasinski) and Alice (Rosemarie DeWitt) help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling. In addition to co-producing and co-starring in Promised Land, Damon and Krasinski also collaborated on the screenplay for the film, adapted from a story by Dave Eggers (Where the Wild Things Are, Away We Go).
Disc #1 -- Promised Land Play Scenes Bonus Extended Scene The Making Of Promised Land Setup Spoken Language English 5.1 Español 5.1 Subtitles English SDH Subtitles: On Español Subtitles: On Français Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off Previews The Kids Are All Right Beginners The Adjustment Bureau Big Miracle Away We Go The American Brokeback Mountain The Debt Play All
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We added it to our list of Movies About Nasty Companies, along with THE INSIDER, The ALIEN series, the first minutes of JOE VS THE VOLCANO, OFFICE SPACE, and a few others. Some may be disappointed that it is not another DOC HOLLYWOOD comedy but instead a Message Picture. I must admit that I own some oil and gas stock, but The Message is real. Beings truly sick of those BP TV ads, I hope this movie succeeds before it's too late. The haters of actual global warming warnings, science and evolution, humanism and rationality, deserve to foam at the mouth. Hit 'em hard, Matt!