From the celebrated director of Sideways (Alexander Payne) comes a wonderfully warm and witty film that Rolling Stone calls “damn near perfect.” Academy Award® winner “George Clooney* leads the ensemble cast of year” (Chicago Tribune). Experience a bittersweet drama about a detached father’s attempt to reconnect with his two daughters and their often-hilarious quest for the truth in this “moving, enlightening, funny and unapologetically human” film (Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine).
*Best Supporting Actor, Syriana
**Everybody Loves George
**Working with Alexander
Cast & Crew
One of the year's best films, a bubbly meditation on family and responsibility that weighs just enough to matter.
In the hands of writer-director Alexander Payne, Clooney has rarely seemed so much at home.
With so many balls in the air the temptation is to rush from one plot strand to another, but Payne takes the opposite approach. He also captures the complexity of emotional reactions that grief stirs.
It's a lovely, heartfelt character study of common, everyday people trapped on the horns of an uncommon but not unheard-of dilemma.
The latest exhibit in Payne's careful dissection of the beached male, which runs from Matthew Broderick's character in "Election" to Jack Nicholson's in "About Schmidt" and Paul Giamatti's in "Sideways."
This mature, well-acted dramatic comedy is deeply satisfying, maybe even cathartic.
A tough, tender, observant, exquisitely nuanced portrait of mixed emotions at their most confounding and profound -- all at play within a deliciously damp, un-touristy Hawaii that's at once lush and lovely to look at.