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The Descendants (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 December 2011 (USA)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

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With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the man who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune. Written by realndn06

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Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Los descendientes  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,345,720 (USA) (18 November 2011)

Gross:

$82,624,961 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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Alexander Payne's first film in 7 years since winning a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Sideways (2004). See more »

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On the plane to the island to meet Brian Speer, Cousin Hugh is clearly seated in the row directly behind the actors. See more »

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[first lines]
Matt King: My friends on the mainland think just because I live in Hawaii, I live in paradise. Like a permanent vacation. We're all just out here sipping Mai Tais, shaking our hips, and catching waves. Are they insane?
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Bemused by an awful film
29 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I feel like the little boy who shouted to the crowd "the emperor has no clothes!" This film was tedious in the extreme, pointless in its storyline and bereft of any real emotional content. I found myself thinking at the end "so what?" I found nothing about the characters either likable or interesting and indeed for me every single performance bar one was utterly one dimensional. Cloony was boring and the younger cast simply flat and dissatisfying. The only exception to that was Elizabeth King, the one in bed. It must be a bad year for films if this is up for getting awards. It left me with the feeling that you get when you eat one of those meals that just does not agree with you and sits on your stomach like a lead weight. This film was a lead weight from start to finish and I left the cinema untouched, unmoved and unrewarded by the entire experience. Am I really the only one in the crowd that saw this film for what it was? trite and abysmal?


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