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The Descendants
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Starring (View all)
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

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Trailer 2

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The Descendants Movie Trailer Official (HD)

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The Descendants

3 years 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, 1 month 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

1 year 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), Attorney (3), Daughters (3), Dishonesty (3)
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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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johanlefourbe posted a review 1 year ago

A very good movie

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“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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