Posted on 7/23/12 12:59 PM
The fourth major film by Alexander Payne makes the director four for four. A superbly written, acted and directed comedy-drama about a conflicted husband and father who is the sole trustee of a stretch of land in Hawaii that has to be sold off soon before the trust expires. He also finds out his about his wife‚(TM)s affair, prior to going into a coma, from his estranged daughter. This is one of George Clooney‚(TM)s best performances as he juggles several emotionally complex scenes. Like Payne‚(TM)s previous work, it tackles several moral questions, and leaves us thinking and thinking, somewhat satisfied but still thinking.