The Descendants

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: November 18, 2011 (limited)
DVD: March 13, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.97
based on 362 votes and 130 reviews
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Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Judy Greer, Robert Forster


Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father, has to reconnect with his two young daughters when his wife is involved in a boating accident and falls into a coma. While struggling to make a decision about whether he should sell the family land that has been handed down through the generations, he uncovers a troubling secret about his wife.

Director: Alexander Payne
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Jim Burke, Jim Taylor, Alexander Payne
Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
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  • 1 star "Boring"
  • 1 star "Super boring"
  • 3 stars "though it was a bit slow, this was a heartwarming drama and worth a watch."