Trailer & Review: The Descendants

Mimi ON Jan 26, 2012 AT 2:26 pm

Cast of The Descendants Movie

Cast of The Descendants Movie

I saw George Clooney’s new film, The Descendants at The London Film Festival, and really enjoyed it.

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

This is a great story with excellent performances by Clooney, one of my favourites by him actually, but the one to watch is Shailene Woodley, who plays his eldest daughter. Their relationship is the most touching to see play out and parts of this film really tug at your heart strings, but the clever script keeps you laughing throughout too. Def one to watch, especially in the depths of winter, those lush scenes of Hawaii are a dream and only a flight away!

The film hits cinemas on 27th January 2012.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think…

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