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The Descendants
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7.4 IMDB rating

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George Clooney

George Clooney

Matt King
Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley

Alexandra King
Amara Miller

Amara Miller

Scottie King
Patricia Hastie

Patricia Hastie

Elizabeth King
Grace A. Cruz

Grace A. Cruz

Scottie's Teacher
Kim Gennaula

Kim Gennaula

School Counselor
Karen Kuioka Hironaga

Karen Kuioka Hironaga

Barb Higgins


Written by (View all)
Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne

(screenplay) and
Nat Faxon

Nat Faxon

(screenplay)


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Trailer 2

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The Descendants Movie Trailer Official (HD)

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The Descendants

2 years, 11 months ago at Mar 16 7:39
5 votes
The Descendants has no moment that you can’t predict coming up soon, but that matters very little in the grand scheme of things. When something is so well-written, acted, directed, and put together you can easily forgive the fact that you know exactly how it will all end. As it moves along to the resolutions we know are coming it strikes some unique tones and creates true moments filled with hum... read more

A very heartfelt and thought-provoking drama.

3 years ago at Feb 11 20:51
4 votes
As you will very easily recognise from the theatrical trailer as well when watching the feature film itself, The Descendants really is your typical Hollywood bait as it consists of heart-breaking and thought-provoking emotion, personal connections between characters, some light-hearted humour and the wide variety of shots featuring beautiful landscapes. Plus, the fact that it stars a Hollywood gem... read more

A very good movie

12 months ago at Mar 5 22:28
2 votes
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Personally, I wonder why it took Alexander Payne 7 years to finally come up with a new director effort. Anyway, it was definitely worth the wait, that’s for sure. Indeed, I thought it was a very good drama with a perfect pace (probably the best directing by Payne so far) , some more than solid performances and... read more
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A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Release date: 9 December 2011
Drama (24), Hawaii (13), 2011 (13), Coma (10), Comedy (10), Family (8), Death (8), Infidelity (8), Inheritance (6), Hospital (5), 2010s (5), Father Daughter Relationship (5), (5), Accident (4), Family Relationships (4), Usa (4), Affair (4), Daughters (3), Dishonesty (3), Adultery (3)
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" 'The Descendants' is an intelligently scripted film with great acting from the cast including Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster and of course George Clooney. The direction by Alexander Payne is brilliant and the music is beautiful! A great drama!"


filmbuilder posted a review 3 weeks, 1 day ago

An inspiring, emotional, heart-breaking drama

“George Clooney plays land baron Matt King in 'The Descendants', an inspiring, emotional, heart-breaking drama. Matt tries to reconcile with his daughters after his wife is injured in a boat accident! And George Clooney plays the character ever so well!

'The Descendants' is an intelligently scripted film with great acting from the cast including Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster and of course George Clooney. The direction by Alexander Payne is brilliant and the music is beautiful! A great drama!” read more

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"The landscape is amazing. I love Shailene Woodley in this movie. The Story is sad, but fun."


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“Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Personally, I wonder why it took Alexander Payne 7 years to fin”

johanlefourbe posted a review 12 months ago

A very good movie

“Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Personally, I wonder why it took Alexander Payne 7 years to finally come up with a new director effort. Anyway, it was definitely worth the wait, that’s for sure. Indeed, I thought it was a very good drama with a perfect pace (probably the best directing by Payne so far) , some more than solid performances and some of the best written characters I have seen lately. The beginning monolog also stroke a personal chord in the sense that my wife has been really sick for about 2 years now and I had about the same internal monologs as our relantionship was already pretty chaotic even before she got some health issues and even more afterwards. Of course, I didn’t went through the rest of the story myself but” read more

Babs13 posted a review 1 year, 11 months ago

“A wonderful cast and a surprisingly believable role for George Clooney muddling through fatherhood while trying to cope with his wife's affair and death. The scenery was a plus, of course.” read more

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"U.S. earnings:$82,584,160 Worldwide earnings:$177,243,185 Academy award winner for: best adapted screenplay (alexander payne,nat faxon & jim rash) Also nominated for: best actor (george clooney), best director (alexander payne), best film editing."


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"Directed by Alexander Payne In this age of enlightenment, there's nothing more crucial to display on the big screen than the subject of 'forgiveness'. I hear it come up a LOT in metaphysical discussions and this film is a prime example of the notion and putting it to it's more effectiveness. -Clooney flawlessly plays Matt King, successful businessman who's wife is in a vegetative state due to a motorboat accident. At first in limbo as to how to take care of his two rambunctious daughters who gi"


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" I am a die hard George Clooney fan. He brings in so much glamour into the table that his characters reflect so much charisma. The Descendants is a fulfilling drama consisting some griping performances. To me the real surprise package was Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King. She was really very good. So it is an very good effort from Alexander Payne. VERY GOOD "


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Raw but rewarding

“When a film echoes experiences of the viewer it can dredge up memories that are painful in the extreme without any promise of a new perspective. I found the film tough going because of that.

Yet the character of Matt King (George Clooney) was so well drawn and accessible that his handling of extremely taxing events that smaller, pettier, weaker men could have spun to feel the satisfaction of revenge but to the detriment of so many others around them, were an inspiration. With so much pain around, why multiply it out? Why thrust in a knife of righteous anger at betrayal and self-interest then give it an additional twist?

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