The Descendants

Directed By Alexander Payne

RComedyDrama / Fox Searchlight Pictures /  / Nov 16, 2011 (NY/LA; Expands Nov. 18)

From the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant 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 cast includes George Clooney, Matthew Lillard, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges and Robert Forster.

The Descendants won 1 Oscar at the
2012 Academy Awards