The Descendants (2011)

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries. More »

Comments (6)

  1. Haris Aslanidis

    Great Clooney!

    2 years agoby @Haris-AslanidisFlag

  2. coolnblue

    one of the best movies in yrs,even better than money ball and to have the artist ,a silent movie where the main character can't even speak english hardly in real life, come along and steal the oscar is complete injustice. the academy knows nothing,Think of some of the movies that got left out over the yrs and when a real winner like money ball or decendents comes along,finaly, they just piss on um. what a bunch of jokes!

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  3. Corey W.

    Still an excellent film the second time around. Probably the best family-drama I've ever seen. 5/5

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. coolnblue

    robert forester (from jackie brown) is great.

    2 years agoby @coolnblueFlag

  5. coolnblue

    i've seen moneyball and i have yet to see tinker tailer soldier spy with gary oldman ,.. Brad,the cloon, and oldman are up for awards. So far i say that brad was really great but not as memorable as g. clooney in the decendents. Without reading what it's about just see it, that will add to the stack of surprises and lessons this movie brings to the table. George's best definetly,a couple of bad words and grown up subject matters are most likely the reason for the R rating. Robert Forester ,(excellent) i think deserves a nod as so do the supporting cast.
    The shots of Hawaii and set decorations are some of the best in yrs i bet put on the big screen. i might would fill in the last star to make it 5 instead of 4 & 1/2.

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