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The Descendants

R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: George Clooney , Shailene Woodley , Amara Miller , Nick Krause , Patricia Hastie , Beau Bridges , Matthew Lillard , Judy Greer

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

The Descendants (2011)

Release Date: November 16th, 2011|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • April 08, 2013 salty223
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    terrible movie about awful people who do change a bit for the better in the end.

  • September 25, 2012 Winona Rogers Bradle
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    The was a very interesting story about a family with problems, and how a father has to deal with them. No it is not a comedy! George Clooney was great!

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    You have to change the genre to Drama becasue comedy it not the main genre.

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