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The Descendants

score: 
A-
Director: 
Alexander Payne
Cast: 
George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, Judy Greer
Running Time: 
115
Rated: 
R
Author(s): 

Alexander Payne knows how to cast a film, and The Descendants is no different.  Featuring a stellar cast and an emotionally charged story containing a solid mixture of comedy and drama, Payne has crafted what can easily be considered his best film to date in Fox Searchlight's The Descendants.

George Clooney gives a stellar performance as Matt King, a man who must work to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.  Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, and Judy Greer round out the superb cast, each bringing a unique quality to the enriching story of love, loss, and the power of moving on.

Clooney and company achieve greatness through the chemistry that comes forth through their performances and the overall story.  Basked with such simplicity, the journey focuses heavily on its central characters, using raw emotion and a flurry of life lessons to help bring about a meaning that reaches far beyond a parcel of land.

This Blu-Ray disc features a wealth of bonus features, including a trio of music videos, a silent film, and a run of entertaining feature segments.  With such a timeless story and universal appeal, Alexander Payne's The Descendants is a must-have for any real film collection.