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The Descendants

Movie
2011
1h 55m
R
English
Comedy, Drama
User Score: 
7.5
Critic Score: 
86
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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 a young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
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The Descendants

R
Movie
2011
1h 55m
English
Comedy, Drama
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 a young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
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The Descendants (2011) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
86

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Shailene Woodley
Alexandra King
Beau Bridges
Cousin Hugh
Robert Forster
Scott Thorson
Judy Greer
Julie Speer
Matthew Lillard
Brian Speer
Amara Miller
Scottie King
Mary Birdsong
Kai Mitchell
Rob Huebel
Mark Mitchell
Patricia Hastie
Elizabeth King
Grace A Cruz
Scottie's Teacher
Kim Gennaula
School Counselor
Carmen Kaichi
Lani Higgins
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Matt's Secretary Noe
Matt Corboy
Cousin Ralph
Matt Esecson
Cousin Hal
Michael Ontkean
Cousin Milo
Stanton Johnston
Cousin Stan
Jon McManus
Cousin Six
Hugh Foster
Cousin Wink
Tiare R Finney
Cousin Connie
Tom McTigue
Cousin Dave
Milt Kogan
Dr. Johnston
Directed By: Alexander Payne
Written By: Jim Rash (Screenplay), Nat Faxon (Screenplay), + 2 more

Featured Comments/Tips

Idek says...
7 years ago
Nothing special except the land owning on Hawaii plot... ;>
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Horror future #7 says...
2 years ago
Pointless movie without good cinematography or any special atmosphere.Some dialogues are completely off and i was waiting something totally different.I think it's almost a waste of time if it wasn't for shailene whose perfomance was wow i could rate it lower.
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Narate says...
9 months ago
>"Don't be fooled by appearances. In Hawaii, some of the most powerful people look like bums and stuntmen." When this came out, I hated it. I thought it was slow and boring. 10 years later, I pop this in and expect to hate it, but nope. This movie is really good. It takes it's time but it's necessary. Also, Hawaii vibes are so chill and I love how everyone dresses.
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Enjayeff says...
2 years ago
Decent flick about a difficult part of life well handled
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Filipe Manuel Dias Neto
2 months ago
**An elegant and moving film about family, family values ​​and how they change and adapt to new times.**

Overall, I liked this movie. Skillfully directed by Alexander Payne, the film tackles several issues around a Hawaiian family in apparent disintegration: while his wife is in a coma due to More
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Unknownian
8 months ago
I really like this movie...

I've watched it many times and am always entertained. I like the Hawaii locations, the young Woodley, Clooney's clumsy but morally accommodating character, and the confrontations with
life's inevitable surprises. All the characters gel, and the
story moves forward More
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badelf
4 years ago
Sorry, but this movie was unwatchable for me. The premise is clever enough. The wife of a romantically unavailable husband has a fatal accident and he's forced to repair his relationship with his alienated daughters. It's good chick-flick material and no doubt, all the women scored it high and not o More
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