The Descendants – George Clooney acts a lost dad

Th Descendants the movieThe writer-director Alexander Payne has the right double-edged temperament for The Descendants, a “family comedy” in which the mother lies in a coma, and a daddy who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future after his wife suffered 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.

The Descendants is very closely based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The actor labors diligently to overcome George Clooney’s natural glibness and ridiculously good looks to portray a man uncomfortable around people, uneasy with kids, and pissed off by everything—a self-absorbed workaholic.

Narrated in a bold, fearless, unforgettable voice and set against the lush, panoramic backdrop of Hawaii, The Descendants is a stunning debut novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy.

The Descendants: A Novel and a movie

Stig Björne

About Stig Björne

Stig Björne bor i Sverige och ibland utomlands. Han jobbar inom IT och PR som anställd. Stig har fru (Annika) och ett barn, spelar golf och hänger på landstället nära havet så ofta han kan.