Thanks to OMY, I attended the movie preview screening of George Clooney’s latest movie “THE DESCENDANTS“. 🙂 what a lovely story.
ONE OF THE 10 BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR!
Director: Alexander Payne
Movie starring: George Clooney and Shailene Woodley
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Running time: 1hr50mins
Rating: NC16, Some Coarse Language and Sexual References
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar®-winning SIDEWAYS, THE DESCENDANTS is set in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters – 10 year-old precocious Scottie (Amara Miller) and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) – while wrestling with a decision to sell his family’s land. Handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last priceless virgin parcels of tropical beach in the islands.
When Alexandra drops the bombshell that her mother was in the midst of a romantic fling at the time of the accident, Matt has to take a whole new look at his life, not to mention his legacy, during a week of momentous decisions. With his girls in tow, he embarks on a haphazard search for his wife’s lover. Along the way, in encounters alternately funny, troublesome and transcendent, he realizes he’s finally on course toward rebuilding his life and family.
My take on it? I was late for about 20minutes? At first I thought the movie was quite boring but after finishing the movie, I could only comment..
It’s a awesome, heartfelt story about love and family. It shows how George Clooney actually fulfilled his role and responsibility as a father and a husband despite being cheated.
‘The descendants’ allow you to laugh and cry. The laughing part is really hilarious and the crying part is definitely touching. A differentiated movie with a perfect mixture of emotions. Ending off with an heartwarming scene.
Really one of the hard-to-come-by films.
Watch the official trailer here!