Movie Review Monday: The Descendants

The Descendants (2011) - IMDbI totally forgot that I had “rented” this on iTunes when we were in Arizona in March.  And the rental period is 30 days.  So it literally expired the day we went on vacation.  PREFECT!  I will watch it on the plane.

From IMDB:   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 young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune. Written by realndn06

I had heard about this movie and, of course, there was the Oscar buzz.  And I absolutely liked it. It was another example of a great performance from George Clooney that he made look easy.  Which is probably a small part of why he didn’t win.  It was similar to his performance in Up In The Air.  His daughters, portrayed by Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller, were amazing.

I enjoyed how the script tied together his personal tragedy, his impending land deal, his daughters, his cousins and the boyfriend.  Definitely worth a watch.

My rating:  3.5 Gummies


About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on April 30, 2012, in Movies, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I didn’t think I’d like this movie…but I ended up thinking it was pret-ty good! The pace was good, and the way it ended was really satisfying, I think.

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