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The Descendants (2011)

Shailene Woodley as "Alexandra King"

Native islander Matt King (George Clooney) lives with his family in Hawaii. Their world shatters when a tragic accident leaves his wife in a coma. Not only must Matt struggle with the stipulation in his wife's will that she be allowed to die with dignity, but he also faces pressure from relatives to sell their family's enormous land trust. Angry and terrified at the same time, Matt tries to be a good father to his young daughters, as they too try to cope with their mother's possible death.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Apr 11th 2014, 11:00AM

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Mar 14th 2014, 11:00AM

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Mar 12th 2014, 1:30PM

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Mar 12th 2014, 1:00PM

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Moviefone Staff on Mar 11th 2014, 11:40AM

Mar 11th 2014, 11:40AM

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Mar 10th 2014, 10:00AM

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Feb 24th 2014, 1:00PM

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Feb 4th 2014, 6:00AM

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Jan 29th 2014, 9:15AM

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Aug 28th 2013, 11:30AM

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George Clooney is Great

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