Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman, is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason, 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, 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 with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man, as well as the interest of a local woman. The film explores America at the crossroads where big business and the strength of small-town community converge.
Cast: Matt Damon, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand, Lucas Black, John Krasinski, Red Ladder Theatre Company
Produced by: Chris Moore
Directed by: Gus Van Sant, Simon Glass
Written by: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Dave Eggers
Running time: 1hr 46min
Opens: Dec 28, 2012 Limited
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