The Descendants

The Descendants

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Comedy-drama set in Hawaii starring George Clooney and directed by Alexander Payne (SidewaysElection) - winner of Best Film (Comedy) and Best Actor at the 2012 Golden Globes. More

Land baron Matt (Clooney) is an indifferent husband and father forced to reevaluate life and face some unsettling truths after his wife suffers a coma-inducing boating accident. A personal crisis envelopes Matt, including strained relations with his two daughters and the bombshell revelation that his wife was cheating on him.

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2011115 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Alexander Payne ('Sideways', 'About Schmidt', 'Election', 'Citizen Ruth')
Writer:
Alexander PayneNat FaxonJim Rash
Cast:
George ClooneyJudy GreerMatthew LillardShailene WoodleyBeau Bridges

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The Descendants | Awards

Award Winner
Best Film (Drama) and Actor (Drama), Golden Globes 2012. Best Actor (Clooney), Supporting Actress (Woodley) and Adapted Screenplay at the National Board of Review Awards 2011.

The Descendants | Reviews

87%269 reviews

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Village Voice

Village Voice

The Descendants is insistently sincere and positively sudsy.

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Variety

Variety

It's hardly noticeable you're being enlightened while entertained.

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USA Today

USA Today

Perfectly calibrated doses of comedy and tragedy.

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Total Film

Total Film

A wryly compassionate vision of human fallibility that occasionally threatens to slip off-track.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A drama of unusual nuance and maturity.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The Descendants is damn near perfect.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

We get vested in the lives of these characters. That's rare in a lot of movies.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This is Clooney's show and he is hands-down terrific.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The Descendants is something to be cherished.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Veers between the cutesy and the overly earnest.

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The Descendants | Release Details

The Descendants is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+ and Foxtel and Prime Video Store.