Matt King (George Clooney) has a lot on
his plate. His wife has ended up in a coma after a boating accident. He finds out she was having an affair. He tries to get to know his daughters while tracking
down the man (he found out) that his wife had an affair with. Also he has a decision
to make over a big piece of land in Hawaii
his family inherited in the 19th century. The
whole state is watching as Matt will soon make a choice on whether to sell the land for development (all while having to say
goodbye to his wife and forgive her).
THE DESCENDANTS is a charming and moving
film. It presents a range of sympathetic characters who have been thrust
into a beautiful land through bloodlines generations ago. George Clooney
gives an endearing performance that will make you relate with Matt and feel for him.
EVERYBODY LOVES GEORGE- cast and crew say
why George is a great guy and a merry prankster
WORKING WITH ALEXANDER- acclaim for cast and crew on how great it is to work for and with Alexander on a movie.
THE REAL DESCENDANTS- real descendants tell their stories about themselves and their family histories.
HAWAIIN STYLE- a look at how Hawaii
life and filming in Hawaii is different
a look at the casting of the movie and how some actors got cast.
WORKING WITH WATER- the tricks used to get those water shots right.
WAITING FOR THE LIGHT- the cast and crew wait around for the right light
THE WORLD PARADE- HAWAII
is a ten minute film that shows life in Hawaii from the start of the 20th century
A CONVERSATION WITH GEORGE CLOONEY AND
Two deleted scenes (with text intros on
why director Alexander Payne cut them).
Three music videos and the movie's theatrical
trailer are also included.
FINAL ANALYSIS: THE DESCENDANTS
is a moving film. The scenery of Hawaii looks beautiful while proving an excellent story. George Clooney
acting keeps getting better with age. I also think it is cool you can stop at the start of an extra and the disc remembers
where you left off when you play the disc again.
this Blu-ray review is (c)3-18-2012 David
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