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GigaBeer added this to a list 3 years, 2 months ago
Favorite -2011- Movies (48 movies items)
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Alexander Payne : The Filmography (6 movies items)
khan amir posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

“The Descendants,starring George Clooney as Matt is a story of a person webbed by nursing his wife in coma, taking care of his two daughters, trustee of big piece of heritance, a lawyers and on top it he come across to know about the cheating of her wife.

Overall a good film with clooney giving a performance of his life time.” read more

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"Another one I went to see with my bro. I've never considered myself a George Clooney "fan," I've liked his movies but I never really got obsessed (for lack of a better word) over any of them. However, this is now my favorite Clooney movie (not counting The Fantastic Mr. Fox). Clooney playing a regular guy- father, husband was a nice change and his "daughters" were brats but it was believable as opposed to movies were the kid/parent relationship is always perfect. I really liked the feel of the m"


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"Watched on: 2/19 Great movie. It was full of excellent performances from the whole cast. "


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Petri's Movie Diary - 2012 Edition (629 movies items)

"7.2.2012"


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Watched in 2012 (118 movies items)

"En juurikaan ole Alexander Paynen tuotoksiin tutustunut aikaisemmin, joten ei ollut paljolti mitään ennakkotietoa minkälainen kirjaan perustuva teos kyseessä on, lukuunottamatta elokuvan viittä Oscar-ehdokkuutta. George Clooneyn esittämä Matt King on rikas, mutta pihi maanomistaja Hawaiilta. Työnarkomaani Matt on vieraantunut kahdesta tyttärestään ja vaimostaan. Eräänä päivänä Mattin vaimo joutuu sairaalaan koomaan veneilyonnettomuuden takia, jonka seurauksena Matt joutuu alkaa"


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Academy Award for Best Picture (506 movies items)

"2011 NOMINEE - Fox Searchlight. Produced by Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor "


Mike Prates posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

“There’s nothing funny about grief, but there is a lot to laugh about in the grievous business of life. In that tiny crack in the order of things — a loophole, if you will, in the human contract — director Alexander Payne has found sustenance and inspiration. In The Descendants, for instance, his new tragicomedy, here comes George Clooney, running down the street in his flip-flops and Hawaiian shirt on a slap-happy mission of pathos. His wife Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) has just had a boating accident and lies in a coma. Now he has learned that she had been cheating on him. He is running to a neighbour’s house to see if they knew about this — everyone seems to have been in on it — and who the other man was.

Clooney, playing a successful lawyer named Matt King, doesn’” read more

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The Evolution of Matthew Lillard (39 movies items)

"Brian Speer "


kgbelliveau posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

The Descendants

“After his wife has a boating accident, lawyer Matt King is left to pick up the pieces and help his two daughters cope with what has happened. As Matt makes decisions regarding real estate, his wifes health and the well being of his daughters, he must also deal with his own emotions and realizations about what comes next for everyone.

Beautifully written, the complete opposite of what has become the norm for the type of genre it falls under. What The Descendants captures so well are the moments where people are hesitant and unsure of what it is they are dealing with. The Descendants captures the essence of a modern day family. The parents always busy with their jobs, the teenager off at school, and the younger sibling caught in the middle of a mess they want no part off.

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SJMJ91 posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

A very heartfelt and thought-provoking drama.

“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 - George Clooney, and both directed and co-written by Alexander Payne, who has made his first major project since 2004 comedy-drama Sideways. So, as a result of these, expectations were high and after watching it, The Descendants turned out a genuinely heartfelt film, not only about family and love but also loosely about revenge and justice that could lead you to tears.

The Descendants ” read more

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Watched in 2012 (87 movies items)

"31/01/2012 Um filme nada excepcional,mas vale pelas atuações. "


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Cinema viewings 2012 (43 movies items)

"Saw it at the Light House."


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2011 In Film - Best to Worst. (74 movies items)

" One sentence review: From the director of Sideways and About Schmidt comes a very up-close and personal, sensitive drama featuring yet another remarkable yet different performance from Hollywood gem George Clooney, a breakthrough in the young career of Shailene Woodley, beautiful concepts within Hawaii and a very heartfelt message that could make you weep for a long time. FULL REVIEW HERE."


SJMJ91 added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
Film & Short diary: 2012 (92 movies items)

"Watched on: 10/02/2012 Predicted rating: 9/10 Final rating: 9/10 Review here.."


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" Points: 14 Chosen by: propelas (2), Abhi (5), Redmist (2), SJMJ91 (2), Stehako (3)"


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"7/10 George Clooney's performance is the strongest aspect of this film. It's sometimes funny, moving and heartfelt. The soundtrack is amusing, many of the locations are gorgeous, and the story is genuinely interesting. It's a film that has Oscar all over it. Not that I think it deserves to win anything. For while it is enjoyable, it is still highly overrated. Because it does still feel similar to other films, and you can't change that by simply changing the location to Hawaii. Then there is the"


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Bml93's Film Diary for 2012 (272 movies items)

""Fuck you. She's dead, and fuck you." @ Cinema George Clooney's performance is the strongest aspect of this film. It's sometimes funny, moving and heartfelt. The soundtrack is amusing, many of the locations are gorgeous, and the story is genuinely interesting. It's a film that has Oscar all over it. Not that I think it deserves to win anything. For while it is enjoyable, it is still highly overrated. Because it does still feel similar to other films, and you can't change that by simply changi"


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"05/02/12 Cinema"


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"06.02.2012 "Ever been inside my bedroom?" "Once." "You could have had the decency to lie about that one." "Alright, twice." "


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"04-02-12"


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" 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 - George Clooney, and both directed and co-written by Alexander Payne, who has made his first majo"


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Watched in... 2012 (23 movies items)

"29.01.2012"


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WATCHED IN 2012 (367 movies items)

"1-30"


talia_sparkle posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

“Somewhat bland family drama that really doesn't warrant the huge fuss being made about it.

Clooney's performance is solid yet not spectacular, all moist eyed, furrowed brow and waggly eyebrows, as the father (Matt King) left to deal with his two irritating daughters as his wife lies in a coma.

Coupled with finding out his wife was having an affair with a slimy real estate agent (a surprisingly good Matthew Lillard), we see him descend into a mini meltdown.

There are things to appreciate in this movie, including a fab turn from Robert Forster as a cranky grandfather, and Judy Greer as the unsuspecting wife of the real estate agent, but overall the film just feels really flat. Even the cinematography seems lacklustre resulting in a vision of Hawaii that is grey” read more

talia_sparkle added this to a list 3 years, 3 months ago
Seen in 2012 (299 movies items)

"Read my full review here: http://www.listal.com/viewentry/1965379"