Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from underground.
Damon plays an energy-company rep who arrives in a struggling Pennsylvania town to buy the rights to drill for such gas reserves, with Krasinski as an environmentalist who opposes his efforts. Damon reteams here with "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant; Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Scoot McNairy (of Affleck's "Argo") and Hal Holbrook also are in the cast. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; extended scene. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)
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