January 18, 2012

"THE DESCENDANTS"




"THE DESCENDANTS" wins big in the recently concluded Golden Globes: Best Picture and Best Actor (George Clooney). 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros. opens "The Descendants" on February 15 in theaters.

The Descendants is a beautiful story of a land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic 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.

This film is directed by Alexander Payne, written by Alexander Payne  and  Nat Faxon. 
With stars George Clooney (Matt King), Shailene Woodley (Alexandra King), Beau Bridges (Cousin Hugh), Robert Forster (Scott Thorson), Judy Greer (Julie Speer), Matthew Lillard (Brian Speer), Nick Krause (Sid), Amara Miller (Scottie King), Mary Birdsong (Kai Mitchell), Rob Huebel (Mark Mitchell) and Patricia Hastie (Elizabeth King).



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