Promised Land (2012)
First screened in January 2013
Director: Gus Van Sant. Cast: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Ken Strunk, Titus Welliver, Terry Kinney, Tim Guinee, Lucas Black, Scoot McNairy, Carla Bianco, Sara Lindsey, Joe Coyle, Gerri Bumbaugh, Cain Alexander, Dorothy Silver, Lennon Wynn. Screenplay: John Krasinski and Matt Damon (based on the short story by Dave Eggers).
Twitter Capsule: Hands get hammy; too much DeWitt, too little Holbrook. Finale collapses. But intriguingly haunted, movingly mounted.

Photo © 2012 Focus Features
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award

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