And Clooney has never had a role that was quite as emotionally resonant as this.
In sunny Hawaii, Matt (Clooney) has coasted through marriage and parenthood, focussing on his career and managing the estate of his family, which is descended from Hawaiian royalty. But now his wife (Patti Hastie) is in a coma, and he has to take responsibility for his free-spirited daughters, 10-year-old Scottie (Miller) and 17-year-old Alexandra (Woodley). Meanwhile, his cousins want to sell off a gorgeous tract of ancestral land in Kauai. Amid all of this, Matt finds out that his wife isn't going to wake up, and also that she had been having an affair.
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Robert Forster, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Nick Krause, Shailene Woodley and Palm Springs Convention Center - Robert Forster, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Nick Krause and Matthew Lillard Los Angeles, California - The 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at The Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals Saturday 7th January 2012
George Clooney was out on the tiles for the premiere of his forthcoming film 'The Descendants', but - in something that'll surprise no one whose been paying attention to the red carpets at film festivals and premieres over the past two months - he was upstage somewhat by his glamorous girlfriend, former wrestler Stacey Keibler who once again looked stunning as she walked down the carpet in front of the gathered paparazzi in Beverly Hills.
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Matt King is a Hawaiian land baron who has never had time for his two daughters; rebellious teenager Alexandra and her younger sister Scottie. But when his wife Elizabeth is in hospital on life support following a boating accident off the coast of Waikiki, he has no choice but to start looking after his children.
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