Release date: 27 January 2012
Running time: 114 mins
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Nick Krause, Amara Miller
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).
As an indifferent husband and father of two girls, he's 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.