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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Descendants by Alexander Payne, 2011 (R)

with George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause (Boyhood), Patricia Hastie, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Judy Greer, Robert Forster, Mary Birdsong, Rob Huebel

When his wife falls into coma in a boating accident, distant father Matt King (George Clooney) begins an iffy journey to repair his fractured relationship with his two daughters. But he's also trying to decide whether to let go of some valuable family real estate.

With the expectations created by the Golden Globes, it was a hard movie not to build up on. But it was also expected to be about the actors, not a visually amazing story, not a drama, not a comedy, something unusual for the American audience in a way for not being clearly in a category, maybe social. So, the acting is good, the landscapes are amazing, the point of view, from a native Hawaiian perspective, interesting, but still, I found the emotional part quite flat, simple, with a certain lack of nuance and an expected ending.


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