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Promised Land

If an offer seems too good to be true -- be wary! A representative for a natural gas company, Steve Butler (Matt Damon) promises farmers in a small community the opportunity of a lifetime -- but they soon realize it could cost them their lifetime investment in their land. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 03 Jan 2013
Video Release: 23 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

For more information on natural gas fracking, check this page from NBC News.

Do you feel the benefits of energy self-reliance in the U.S. outweigh the potential risks? What other energy sources have proven detrimental? Are there any energy sources without drawbacks?

Who do you think would be the most likely to pay to see this film: Those opposed or those supportive of natural gas fracking? Are movie theaters a good way to reach audiences that are not supportive of or familiar with a particular cause?

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