Scaling the Hawaiian country-side with tears and laughter.
|"The Descendants" is set in Hawaii but Matt King (George Clooney) and his family are not on vacation. Far from it. King is actually in a line descended down from an old Hawaiian princess and has inherited a wealth of land. That's only the secondary plot. The primary plot is that his wife is in a coma and he has to learn how to be a parent to his two unruly daughters. Cue the laugh track.||2011|
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Screenplay by: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller