While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (McDormand). 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 (Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally. Written by
In the first meeting in the school gym, the coach says that the basketball team is getting ready for regionals. Yet it is clearly summertime and not February, when this would be happening. Three week later, the basketball team is playing a game and all the plants are green and the trees have leaves. See more »
Through most of the end credits, the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the town where the film takes place. See more »
Excellent Film Will Enjoy Repeat Viewings - Much to Ponder
It's an amazing work of excellent production values from cinematography, script(Academy Award worthy), music and especially the acting (Frances McDormand, Academy Award worthy). It's a new genre of storytelling that some may find hard to define. I believe this film is ahead of its time and will enjoy multiple viewings. This is a slow-paced story that requires a personal investment while it gives its audience time to consider a host of situations only to be surprised when it defies conventional outcomes. This is an important and entertaining film to experience. It's most certainly worth putting high on your movie-going list.
This slow-burn of a contemporary story appears simple upon viewing, yet is very rewarding when considering the breadth of complexities it features which define today's popular culture. ~ e
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