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Promised Land (2012) - Movie Details

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Drama
110 min.
Release Date
December 28, 2012 (LA/NY)
January 4, 2013
DVD Release Date
April 23, 2013
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Running Time
110 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language

"Promised Land" is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant ("Good Will Hunting," "Milk"). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company's expansion plans. 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,... Full synopsis »

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The last time Matt Damon and director Gus Van Sant teamed up for a movie, the result was... Gerry. But before that limited release, it was Good Will Hunting, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, won two additional Oscars and put Matt Damon on the map. The two have now reunited for Promised Land, an entertaining and easy-to-watch drama that unfortunately lacks the necessary power to compete with the end-of-year heavy hitters. Full movie review »
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