Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Descendants (Movie Review)


Experience the Heartbreak and Humor When the 
 Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner 
Comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 13

From director Alexander Payne creator of the Oscar® winning Sidewayscomes one of the Best Pictures of the year, THE DESCENDANTS, featuring a stunning cast including Best Actor nominee George Clooney (Ides of March) and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) in her Golden Globe nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning role. Take home this wonderfully warm and witty film and go behind the scenes of THE DESCENDANTS with all-new exclusive content on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack and DVD March 13 from Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and 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.

Our Opinion: The Descendants is a life lesson movie. I laughed so hard I cried on some scenes, other scenes I cried because it was heartbreaking and other scenes I was just like what the heck just happened. My husband and I both really enjoyed this movie but at the same time their was so much vulgar language that was really uncalled for. This to me should have been a family movie with the life lessons but instead with the language was rated R.

I was not compensated for this review. I was offered a product or products to give my honest and fair opinion. You experience and opinion may vary.  

1 comment:

  1. I cried off and on throughout this movie, and I am not usually one to appreciate that (I prefer movies that offer escapism) but in this case it was worth it to me. This movie is just so well-written and acted that I was willing to go through the experience. And in a way it is about anti-escapism, set as it is in Hawaii, with George Clooney's character bitterly noting in the opening voiceover that his friends on the mainland think his life must be heaven, living in paradise as he does, but don't they realize that people still suffer, and break each other's hearts, and die?

    For those who don't know, the plot of this movie (although 'plot' is not quite the right word) is that Clooney's character's wife is in a coma, and soon to be dead. He has to deal with this, and the reality of their troubled marriage which he will now never get to save, along with explaining it to his troubled daughters, ages 10 and 17, other family members, and friends. There is also a backstory involving valuable land his family owns, and is considering selling. I don't want to give everything away, but the essence is that this is a rich and quirky cast of characters, where no one is perfect and everyone is struggling to understand what is happening and how to connect, and forgive.


Somewhere over the rainbow my dang shoe fell off!!

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