#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.
Plot: 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.
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mostly good, with an unrealistic ending
Gus Van Sant has tackled a number of political and social issues in his movies. “Promised Land” looks at the issue of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking. Matt Damon plays an executive from an energy company trying to convince a town to allow the process in their vicinity. Meanwhile, an environmentalist tries to convince people otherwise.
I have liked most of Van Sant’s movies, and it’s good that this movie is addressing a process that has devastated entire regions. Indeed, the fracking industry criticized the movie’s depiction of the process as destructive (surprise, surprise). Unfortunately, what happens at the end does not seem realistic. It reminded me of what happens in Bill Forsyth’s “Local Hero”. Other than that the movie is a perceptive character study of Damon’s amoral exec, the sort of man who’s totally in it for the money. Mostly a good movie, understanding that what happens at the end probably wouldn’t happen in real life.
Potentially Very Good Film Ruined by Hollywood Ending
I like happy endings, but life is not all happy endings. This was a good film, even with the Hollywood Ending, but it would have been a much more better film, if it had a realistic ending. The realistic ending would be a rational, intelligent person sitting down and weighing their options in life. In other words, try putting yourself in the place of these Pennsylvania farmers, who are slowly sinking in the quagmire of debt and increasing losses from unsustainable businesses. At some point, the vast majority of people in this situation cut their losses; they don’t make Hollywood stands against fate and bad business environments. And speaking of environments, one statement in the film rang very true. If you are against fracking, then you are for oil and atomic energy. Gas is a much cleaner and safer alternative. We saw what happened in Japan with atomic energy, and we know how oil becomes gasoline and pollutes the air and environment so badly that cities like Los Angeles and Beijing are breathing health hazards on several days a year. So gas fracking sometimes pollutes the water; sometimes it kills the livestock. These are serious risks. These risks must be weighed against current economic conditions and individual needs of the farmers in the region. From what I saw, even the MIT-genius teacher was suffering economically. Is economic ruin worth bearing for a clear conscience? Is making a profit on your previously unprofitable property by taking an environmental risk worth it? I don’t pretend to know the answers to these questions. But I do know a little bit about human nature; and that translates into a professional oil or gas man changing sides because his or her conscience bothers them. There is not one record of incidence of that type of event occurring; regardless of any Hollywood fantasy. The real drama, the real tough decision comes from the farmers themselves, not from the gas guy or some environmentalist. The farmer has to weigh what will be gained against what will be lost. We, and Hollywood, have nothing to say about it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (USA)
Director Gus Van Sant
Writer John Krasinski (screenplay), Matt Damon (screenplay), Dave Eggers (story)
Actors Matt Damon, Benjamin Sheeler, Terry Kinney, Carla Bianco
Country USA, United Arab Emirates
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Sunday Night, Media Farm, Pearl Street
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses, Arricam ST, Hawk V-Lite 1.3x Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, New York (NY), USA (processing), Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,917 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Super F-64D 8522, Eterna Vivid 250D 8546, Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema