The Descendants

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Universal acclaim - based on 43 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 434 Ratings

Summary: Matt King is 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. (Fox Searchlight)

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Runtime: 115 min
Rating: Rated R for language including some sexual references.
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Production: Ad Hominem Enterprises
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Home Release Date: Mar 13, 2012
Director Credit
Alexander Payne Director
Writer Credit
Alexander Payne Screenplay
Jim Rash Screenplay
Kaui Hart Hemmings Novel
Nat Faxon Screenplay
Cast Credit
Beau Bridges Cast
George Clooney Matt King
Judy Greer Cast
Mary Birdsong Kai
Matt Corboy Cousin Ralph
Matthew Lillard Brian
Michael Ontkean Cousin Six
Milt Kogan Dr. Johnston
Nick Krause Sid
Paul Edney Bicyclist
Rob Huebel Mark Mitchell
Robert Forster Cast
Scott Michael Morgan Barry Thorson
Shailene Woodley Alexandra
Troy Manandic Bar Parton
Producer Credit
Alexander Payne Producer
George Parra Co-Producer
Jim Burke Producer
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