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It was a good film, a new story, lovely setting, well acted, but I didn't think it was monumental. Just good entertainment, satisfying but not overly impressive. Film of the year, I don't think so, just wasn't that gripping. But I liked it. Clooney is very much himself in this film, and those who love him will get their fill.
The really interesting story lies between the daughter and her friend who's a boy. Finding out your [nearly] dead wife was cheating on you's been done. But the friendship, and goings on among the bit players are the real gems of this film. You wouldn't get to meet them without Clooney's character.
So there it is, watch it, see what you think. I enjoyed it.
Cheers and Blessings, Max Rainet.
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I recommend it! Why? For one, the plot is a refreshing take on life, death, loss, love and the ambivalent emotions that are part of these situations. The cast of characters are poignant, funny and ate convincingly human.
The Descendants is a superb film with a dynamic cast. Throughout the movie, you wonder if Clooney's character is ever to catch a break. With his wife in a coma and on the frindge of death, Clooney's character has to deal with taking care of his youngest, sweet, but trouble making daughter, his oldest daughter who is a rebel without a cause and her boyfriend, along with trying to confront the man whom his wife was having an affair with; all while being involved in a very public business deal involving land which his family has owned for centuries. Should they sell or not sell? As trying as the journey is for Clooney and his family, it ultimately brings them closer than ever. Through the trying times, comedic relief is always there to keep it rolling.
We saw the movie on HBO and my wife and I loved the music in the background. We even checked to see if we could buy the music only, but evidently the producers failed to put out an album. My friend who is going to be 97 on July 31, 2013 was born and raised in Hawaii, so we bought him this movie for his enjoyment. He told me it was a true story of Hawaii. He was very happy we had purchased this dvd for him. The only thing that I did not like about this movie was the sad theme. Overall I give this movie 4 stars.
Good movie. I liked the premise, loved the setting.
I ought it because I had heard so much hoopla about it-only 4 stars because I couldn't quite wrap my head around why his wife would fool around on him. George Clooney in hawaii. What more could any woman want?