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The Descendants

November 28, 2011

 

The Descendants is an intelligent, natural and fun film focusing on a man dealing with his wife’s coma and infidelity.  The movie tackles family and  life realistically and doesn’t pander to melodramatics or stereotypes. The film moves at a slow pace that allows the viewer to become invested in the location, characters and story. I really loved the core family in the story. They have their problems but you can actually envision them in the real world as opposed to movie land.

Alexander Payne is one of my favorite directors. Election, About Schmidt and Sideways are all original and beautiful films. They involve three-dimensional characters and stories that people can relate to. Payne always manages to get great performances out of his actors. I love that he brought Matthew Lillard back to the mainstream.

 

 

Watch this film. The Descendants will immerse you in its rich characters, original dialogue and beautiful vistas.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 11:56 am

    Clooney and everybody else included is great but it’s really Payne who shines as the writer bringing out some funny humor but not without forgetting about the real rich moments of human drama. Good review.

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