Short Story: It's hard to tell who's the bad guy in this film about fracking. For Steve Butler (Matt Damon), a pro-fracking salesman who offers drilling rights to the small towns he visits, the enemy is Dustin Noble (John Krasinski). Dustin and his fellow rural residents lead a grassroots campaign to keep the environment safe from drilling, and they want nothing to do with Steve's corporate business. Also starring Frances McDormand as Steve's business parter and Rosemarie DeWitt as a potential love interest for both protagonists. Click here for the official movie site!
What They're Saying: "Promised Land offers an experience that's alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as well as saggy sections." -- The Huffington Post
Good for Kids? Although the R-rated film only warns for language, the serious subject matter of Promised Land likely won't appeal to little ones. However, Common Sense Media says the movie is "filled with issues and ideas, and it would make for good discussions with teens." Click here for the full Common Sense review!