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The Descendants
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2011
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English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Surround
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2011
Audio
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English Descriptive Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital

Synopsis

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

Disc Information

**Theatrical Feature

**Everybody Loves George
**Working with Alexander
**Hawaiian Style

Cast & Crew

George Clooney ... Matt King
Shailene Woodley ... Alexandra
Alexandra King
Amara Miller ... Scottie
Scottie King
Beau Bridges ... Cousin Hugh
Hugh
Judy Greer ... Julie
Julie Speer
Matthew Lillard ... Brian
Brian Speer
Nick Krause ... Sid

Reviews

Tom Long Detroit News | November 23, 2011

One of the year's best films, a bubbly meditation on family and responsibility that weighs just enough to matter.

Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald | November 22, 2011

In the hands of writer-director Alexander Payne, Clooney has rarely seemed so much at home.

Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic | November 22, 2011

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.

Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel | November 21, 2011

It's a lovely, heartfelt character study of common, everyday people trapped on the horns of an uncommon but not unheard-of dilemma.

Anthony Lane New Yorker | November 20, 2011

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."

Eric D. Snider Film.com | November 19, 2011

This mature, well-acted dramatic comedy is deeply satisfying, maybe even cathartic.

Ann Hornaday Washington Post | November 18, 2011

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.