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The Descendants

The Descendants
  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 115 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges
  • UK release: 27 January 2012

When his wife is seriously injured during a boating trip with her lover, a Hawaiian land baron takes his daughters on a trip to confront her beau.

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Oscars 2012 - live blog

28 Feb 2012

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The Descendants

5 Jan 20124 stars

Star performances from George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in Alexander Payne's latest comedy drama

(15) 115m In Alexander Payne’s first film since his 2004 critical darling Sideways, George Clooney plays Matt King, a Hawaii-based businessman and heir to a hugely valuable piece of Hawaiian land. On the eve of him signing a deal to sell the land and…

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