THE DESCENDANTS Trailer

Description: 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.

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  • Amy  

    I don't agree witht he reviews here. While I thought the story was affecting and the predicament of the main character was gut wrenching, felt Clooney was at times wooden and "walked through" the part. He was blown off the screen by the supporting characters, especially the actreses plying his daughters, the older girls' "friend" and various other supporting players. I understand that thi was a disconneced character and called for underplaying, bt there was not enough suggested behind the character's passivity with his daughters. Clooney was OK butI can't help thinking how much more a better actor might have brought to the part. It could have been a great film but is not.