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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

AppraisHer Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 8:15 PM
Barry's destruction of the economy makes it a difficult choice for many financially destroyed families to make: Feed my family or take the moral high ground. Something Matt Damon would know nothing about, but makes hundreds of millions of dollars pretending to.
petroleum engineer Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:36 PM
Good little boy Damon is not evil because he makes millions lying to the public.

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...