Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"The Descendants" Movie Review

"The Descendants"

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning "Sideways", set in Hawaii, The Descendants movie 2011 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. 

Movie Review:

The movie has been crafted very nicely that while watching you'll be surprised to find yourself searching, fighting and trying with the protagonist himself, Matt King. You'll start to feel what he feels about the situation. You cry when he found out, you struggle raising the two kids, you get irritated with the daughter's "boyfriend" and you feel helpless in front of your father in law thinking "If only I can tell you the truth...". And honestly it's all about "How I wish I can speak what I feel...".

Even with the dramatic background of the story, the film has not failed to add also funny and entertaining scenes: kissing the wife, hiding from the bushes, the daughter's boyfriend you'd want to kill grrrr. Lol!

It ends with Matt King standing for what he believes in. Not allowing to be pushed by the co-descendants but to speak loudest as possible. I think that's the best way to wrap it.


George Clooney is a shoo in for Best Actor. He's splendid! He was able to portray the loving and indifferent father and the confused and angry husband and the helpless descendant ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

"Sid" is amazing as well. He maybe just a supporting actor but he played his role very well. He's one of the characters you'd want to look forward to. You'd start hating him as in really hating him and then you'd see him grow (for whatever reason) you'd be happy and start liking him. Believe me, he's fun to watch.

Overall, go ahead and WATCH IT! Worth it!

1 comment:

  1. George Clooney plays one of the titular descendants, someone whose family has great historical significance to the Hawaiian Islands. In fact, he and his many cousins own a great tract of undeveloped land that plays a major role in the film's fascinating side story. Front and center, however, is a more personal tale of family dysfunction and pulling together in crisis. When Clooney's somewhat estranged wife is incapacitated in an accident, Clooney must take charge of his troublesome teenage daughter (an astute Shailene Woodley) and his rebellious younger girl (an appealingly unexpected Amara Miller). With mom in a coma, Clooney is left to do his best to reconnect with the girls that he hasn't made enough time for. While this seems to be leading to some routine comic hijinks, the film takes a decidedly more serious turn as Clooney learns about his wife's true feelings. The rest of the movie walks the tightrope about how he and his daughters can channel these revelations and emerge stronger for it. And the film runs the gamut of emotions with anger, betrayal, love, and regret sharing equal time as the family embarks on a tumultuous journey together.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...