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The Descendants  

Cast

Matt King: George Clooney
Alexandra King: Shailene Woodley
Scottie King: Amara Miller
Elizabeth King: Patricia Hastie
Review November 2011

Hawaii is one of the most scenic places on earth. And for Academy Award winner, Alexander Payne, the perfect backdrop for his latest work, The Descendants, a complex drama slash comedy that comes seven years after indie darling, Sideways, took audiences on a manic trip through California wine country. Here, a Hawaiian land baron, Matt King, played by George Clooney, takes his daughters on a personal journey of self discovery after learning that his wife, currently hospitalized after a tragic boating accident, was having an affair. With effortless dexterity, The Descendants bridges dark comedy with tragedy. And features a strong, centered performance from Clooney. Emotionally stirring, The Descendants is somewhat cathartic - a quirky, methodical detour through tropical paradise.



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