Rushville Republican

January 3, 2013

Movie preview: “Promised Land”


Rated: R for language

Running time: 1 hr 46 min

Cast: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook

Plot: A corporate salesman and his partner attempt to convince an economically depressed farming community to sign off on a proposal to sell drilling rights to their properties for natural gas. At first the locals are welcoming, but when a venerable teacher voices objection, other concerned locals help to launch an effective grassroots campaign against the drilling.