Matt King (George Clooney) comes from a distinct lineage. In terms of his own narrative, that of the new Alexander Payne film The Descendants, he is a modern-day land baron, the trustee of a family that owns the last and largest untapped acreage in Hawaii. But King is a simple man with a wife (Patricia Hastie) in a coma and two daughters, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and Scottie (Amara Miller), who knows that paradise is a dream world for fools. So King is a descendant here of past good fortune and recent infidelity, but he stands in a longer, richer line — that of Payne’s scathing dramedies.
- Genres: Drama, Comedy
- Running Time: 115 min
- Release Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
- MPAA Rating: R
- Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Robert Forster
- Directed by: Alexander Payne
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