The Descendants

The Descendants

Release date: November 16, 2011
(NY, LA; limited release: November 18)

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Directors: Alexander Payne

Starring: George ClooneyJudy GreerBeau BridgesMatthew LillardMary BirdsongRob HuebelRobert ForsterShailene WoodleyNick KrauseAmara MillerPatricia Hastie

Genre: Drama Comedy

Screenwriters:

MPAA Rating: N/A

Official website: FoxSearchlight.comKing-Family-Tree.com

Plot Summary: From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning "Sideways," set in Hawaii, "The Descendants" is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

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