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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

“..couldn't quite match were the high expectations on which it floated into town..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..of particular interest is the way Payne allows class and race to supply an interesting, albeit subtle, subtext..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..Payne lets the events play out gently, and the humane script beautifully grounds the strong emotions in earthy comedy..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]