The Descendants

Release November 23, 2011 (Limited)
Cast George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause
Director Alexander Payne
Writer Kaui Hart Hemmings, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Genres Comedy, Drama
Studio Fox Searchlight Pictures
Length 115 mins.


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) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is 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.

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