THE DESCENDANTS

Director Alexander Payne
Year 2011
Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller
Rating R
Run Time 115min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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THE DESCENDANTS picked up a lot of buzz at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. The reasons? George Clooney stars and Alexander Payne (the man responsible for ABOUT SCHMIDT and SIDEWAYS) is at the helm. Not about the American punk band from the 80s, THE DESCENDANTS follows a father (Clooney) who just can't get it together. After his wife is placed on life support from a jet-skiiing accident gone wrong, it's up to him to reconnect with his daughters and figure out whether to keep or sell the family's land. You had me at Clooney.

Nominated for five Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Performance by an Actor (Clooney), Best Performance By An Actress in a Supporting Role (Shailene Woodley), Best Director (Payne) and Best Screenplay (Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash), THE DESCENDANTS is a triumph.

 

"A film that's as moving as it is witty and dark. It's simply terrific." - Katey Rich, Cinema Blend

"Beautifully made... one more triumph in a long list of recent triumphs for George Clooney as a movie star and an actor both." - Drew McWeeny, HitFix

"One of the year's best pictures, one to savor and think about." - Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine

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