The Descendants - Trailer
Director Alexander PayneYear 2011Genre(s) Dramas
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.
Alexandra and Scottie do not make things easy for their father, who is juggling the decision to sell the family's land with the raising of the daughters he barely knows. When Matt makes the decision to tell a few close friends about Elizabeth's accident, Alexandra - who seems reluctant to talk about her mother - tells him that her mother was having an affair at the time of her accident. As Matt digs deeper to find out who his wife was having an affair with, he learns the man's name is Brian and he's a young real estate broker. Wishing to confront the other man, Matt takes his kids (along with Sid, Alexandra's boyfriend) on a road trip. As the father his offspring spend more times together, Matt makes the transition from 'the backup parent' to the main figure in both the girls' lives.
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Judy Greer, Nick Krause, Matthew Lillard, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster, Michael Ontkean, Rob Huebel, Mary Birdsong, Sonya Balmores and Scott Michael Morgan.
Directed by: Alexander Payne