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Movie Review: The Descendants

Director Alexander Payne’s first film since Sideways continues his exploration of men disconnected from their lives.

Genre: Comedy/Drama

Director: Alexander Payne

Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley

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Director Alexander Payne’s first film since Sideways continues his exploration of men disconnected from their lives.

Centred on the tough choices Matt King (Clooney) must make after his wife is left in a coma, King is forced to reconnect with his two daughters, deal with his sick wife’s infidelity and shepherd a family land deal in their native Hawaii.

The Descendants lays bare the raw and mixed emotions that come when making decisions without having all the answers.