Promised Land | ★★★★★★★

This movie sat on my Netflix queue for a while - I was really not excited about watching a movie about the evils of natural gas fracking and exploration. Wow, was I surprised to discover that the movie is mainly about a man's struggle of integrity and his desire to want to do the right thing. I thought Matt Damon did a great job showing that tension.

That said, I liked the somewhat even handed approach it took about fracking as two sales people from a natural gas company descended on a small town trying to buy rights to the gas. At times I felt the movie was going to go too far to the environmental left but then it centered a bit. But again the movie is really not about that issue.

I liked the writing and acting in this movie - thought Damon and John Krasinski were good in both the writing and acting roles. Also liked Rosemarie DeWitt in the role of a romantic interest and 88 year old Hal Holbrook as a voice of reason.

As you can tell, I liked the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★.

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  1. Sounds like a good movie.
    My kids have NetFlix so I will pass it on to them too.

    1. I liked it Sue. Had a few nice surprises in it.

  2. We just watched the movie last weekend. I didn't know what to expect or what it was about. I liked it!

  3. Hmmm, ★★★ ★ ★★★. Will have to check it out. Thank you sir! LTF


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