There Will Be Blood
Source: Catholic News Service
Extraordinarily fine drama loosely based on Upton Sinclair 1927 novel, "Oil!" set during the early 20th century, about the rise and fall of a ruthless oil tycoon (Daniel Day-Lewis) who, accompanied by his young son (Dillon Freasier), fleeces a poor central California family of their land, and eventually finds himself pitted against one of the family's sons, a charismatic preacher (Paul Dano). Director Paul Thomas Anderson has used the novel as a springboard to fashion a classic piece of American cinema, with Day-Lewis' galvanizing performance among the great ones, though the confrontation between the tycoon and the preacher that forms the film's climax is truly disturbing. Some brief but brutal violence, murder, three uses of profanity and several crude expressions. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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