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The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family, Comedy

Release Date

November 16, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Alexander Payne

Producer

Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

Screenwriter

Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Starring

Story


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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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..give Oscar-worthy performances in this hard-knocks film that will have you laughing one moment and sobbing the next..”
by Gayle MacDonald [Globe and Mail]
“..a rambling tale about an inept father wrestling with tragedy and gradually builds toward a satisfying emotional payoff..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..presenting a Hawaii set tale of another off-kilter character..”
by Ed Whitfield [The Ooh Tray]