July 10th, 2013 [4:38:39]
cress: This is a likeable film that is essentially about the conniving corporate world meets small town America. Two associates of a natural gas company try to convince townsfolk to sign off on their frakkin' plans, but the company turns out to be a real motherfrakker. Yes...I went there. Fuck you.
Damon, McDormand, and Krasinski are all likeable characters here. Hal Holbrook gives a good performance as well. Van Sant's direction is confident and perfect for the material, if uninspiring.
The twist with one character is not as sinister as it could have been, but I don't think they were going for that. Like I said, it's just an affable, easy going film.