• R, 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Alexander Payne
    In Theaters:
    Nov 18, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2012
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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The Descendants Reviews

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July 23, 2014
average nothing more
July 17, 2014
"The Decendents" is a beautiful movie from start to finish - thematically and aesthetically.
April 9, 2013
A masterpiece, the best movie of 2011
July 13, 2014
George Clooney delivers the best performance of his career in this heart felt, warming and almost perfect film. Shailene Woodley makes her mark on Hollywood and gives a touching and sincere performance as the daughter of Clooney. The supporting cast do a great job. Alexander Payne created a near perfect family drama, which is what he's best at
July 10, 2014
Paradises is just myth. Two teenage daughters push their father to his limit when they reveal their mother was having an affair before she had an accident. The best way to describe George Clooney's character, His a good man with a lot of things on his hands, He makes foolish choices but he tries to be a good man, But his older daughter who his like another side to him, She tells him to take action and beat up the guy he made they life's living hell, But he just can't and there is one scene when his at his wife's funeral and he stays calm and tries his best not to cry, But when the people leave and his all alone he drops to the ground on his knees pressing his hands together on the ground and his heading is facing the ground and the camera goes around him and then he lifts his head up and his crying. This movie has a brilliant and well made story with interesting characters.
July 4, 2014
A novel like drama about a father that lives with his 2 daughters on the Islands of Hawaii.
He has come back because his wife had a boating accident and is in a coma and is not waking up anytime soon.
Although this movie had a sad storyline the scenery of this movie was breath taking water soo blue and clear and had a real Island feel to it.
George Clooney really only has one expression on his face and does not change it for the entire length of the movie.
The supporting cast around really do a good enough job for the film.
if you expect the film to have any crescendo moment it does not it goes for 2 hours a constant flat line.
Although the Movie is PG i would highly recommend kids watching this with parental guidance due to the main subject matter of the film is very adult oriented.
May 23, 2014
This was a masterpiece Payene done. honestly didnt expected but i was thrilled. awesome performance by Cloonet and Woodley. the storyline touched my heart. how can we, human being, act this cruel and selfish. and damn how can one be in love n insane till the very last breath!!! Clooney kissed her goodbye by telling her how much he loves her!!!! how love make us different ...
February 23, 2013
This film sways back and forth between being hilarious, and being incredibly sentimental, but somehow, it works, along with George Clooney giving it his all.
June 15, 2014
A complex film about a true to life family trauma.
Max O.
June 11, 2014
Like all of Payne's films, 'The Descendants is very unlikely to "wow" an audience, but it is sweet, funny and genuinely moving.
February 18, 2014
The Descendants is humane, decent, and close to real quality.
June 7, 2014
Excellent movie about forgiveness and moving forward
May 30, 2014
A lot better than I thought it would be. Very unique and surprisingly funny in a lot of ways. Terrific acting.
May 26, 2014
"The Descendants" successfully tells a story about contemplation over the unpredictable obstacles of life that is anchored by engaging and emotionally complex performances from its cast, particularly by George Clooney in the lead role and Shailene Woodley in the supporting role.
February 12, 2012
yes, i still love george :)
May 23, 2014
Et bien voilà un excellent film. Histoire, mise en scène, montage etc, tout est très bon.
May 16, 2014
Very good. I like it very much.
November 18, 2013
A great example of the range an actor like Clooney is capable of. His performance is understated but deeply emotional. I see now why this won so many big awards. Kudos to Alexander Payne(Nebraska, About Schmidt, Sideways). Add him to my list of favorite directors.
May 8, 2014
So many things you don't know about the people around you. So many selfish people. I liked this movie. It caught my attention without trying to be over the top.
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