The Descendants

R / 115mins / Comedy, Drama / November 16, 2011 (Limited)
The Descendants

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.

"The Descendants" stars Amara Miller, George Clooney, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie, and Shailene Woodley.

Directed by Alexander Payne.
Production company/distributor: Fox Searchlight.

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