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Descendants (2011) - Oscar® Winner!

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Format: DVD
Sku: 229127149
UPC: 024543752035
UPC 14: 00024543752035
Category Keywords: Affairs  Families  Family Life  Infidelity  Marriage  Road Trips
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.
Editor's Note
Alexander Payne's seriocomic THE DESCENDANTS, an adaptation of the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, stars George Clooney as Matt King, a middle-age Hawaiian who runs a trust responsible for millions of dollars worth of untouched real estate that has been passed down to him and various cousins. He is preparing to sell the area, and make millions for everyone in the trust, when his wife suffers severe head trauma during a boat race. As he attempts to get her affairs in order, he learns that she had been having an affair. With his two daughters in tow, along with his oldest daughter's doofus boyfriend, Matt sets off to confront the man who made him a cuckold. Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, and Robert Forster co-star. THE DESCENDANTS screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/6/2015
Video Play Time Running Time: 115 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2011
Video UPC UPC: 00024543752035
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Descendants - DVD Review DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/13/2012 5:00 AM
George Clooney's a terrific actor. Versatile. Humble. Debonair. Funny. He's the closest our industry has to a bona fide movie star. But few would confuse him with our more "serious" actors. Much like his perceived inspirations -- Cary Grant, Paul Newman -- Clooney's too good at playing various shades of his public persona to ever get caught up in Method nonsense. Leave that to the Christian Bales of the the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amara Miller
Video Cast Info Beau Bridges
Video Cast Info George Clooney
Video Cast Info Judy Greer
Video Cast Info Shailene Woodley
Video Cast Info Rob Huebel - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Matt Corboy - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Scott Michael Morgan - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Matthew Reese - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Kaui Hart Hemmings - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Mary Birdsong - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tom McTigue - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Dondi Bastone - Music Director
Video Cast Info Phedon Papamichael - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Milt Kogan - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Michael Ontkean - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Robert Forster - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Laird Hamilton - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Matthew Lillard - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Nick Krause - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Patricia Hastie - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Grace A. Cruz - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Kim Gennaula - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Karen Kuioka Hironaga - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Carmen Kaichi - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Matt Esecson - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Stanton Johnston - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jonathan McManus - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Hugh Foster - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Tiare R. Finney - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Aileen "Boo" Arnold - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Esther Kang - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Melissa Kim - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Barbara Lee Southern - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Celia Kenney - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Zoel Turnbull - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Linda Rose Herman - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Darryl K. Gonzales - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Koko Kanealii - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Romey "Keola" Yokotake - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Alexander Payne - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info George Parra - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Brian L. Keaulana - Stunt Coordinator
Video Cast Info Frank Gaeta - Sound
Video Cast Info Radan Popovic - 2nd Unit DOP
Video Cast Info Matt Callahan - Set Decorator
Video Cast Info Richard L. Fox - Assistant Director
Video Cast Info Tracey Boyd - 2nd Unit Director
Video Cast Info Jim Rash - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Patrick Cyccone Jr. - Sound Re-Recording
Video Cast Info Nat Faxon - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Custom Film Effects - Visual Effects Designer
Video Cast Info Susan Strubel - Costumes
Video Cast Info Rick Reynolds - Post-Production Supervisor
Video Cast Info Modern Videofilm Incorporated - Visual Effects Designer
Video Cast Info Kaui Hart Hemmings - Source Writer
Video Cast Info Karen Iboshi Preiser - Makeup
Video Cast Info Debra L. Rego - Hairstylist
Video Cast Info Alexander Payne - Director

Professional Reviews

Hollywood Reporter
"Alexander Payne has made his best film yet with THE DESCENDANTS....George Clooney is in very top form in a film that will connect with any audience looking for a genuine human story..." 09/02/2011

Box Office
5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]riter/director Alexander Payne returns in top form with this extraordinary dramedy....George Clooney has never been better..." 09/13/2011

Wall Street Journal
"[A]n exceptionally smart and enjoyable comedy..." 09/09/2011

Chicago Sun-Times
4 stars out of 4 -- "Clooney gives one of his best performances in this film....Payne is gifted at using the essence of an actor..." 11/16/2011

Los Angeles Times
"[T]he film is conversational in its pathos, wry in its wisdom, very much an extension of the smart, sardonic sensibility Payne brought to SIDEWAYS and ABOUT SCHMIDT." 11/16/2011

USA Today
"Throughout this beautifully textured portrait of a family at a crucial juncture, we're swept up and buoyed along, as if riding a series of waves in Hawaii, the setting for the film." 11/16/2011

New York Times
"Mr. Clooney and the director, Alexander Payne, proceed to shake up our expectations....Surprising, moving and frequently very funny." 11/18/2011

Washington Post
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama." 11/18/2011

A.V. Club
"THE DESCENDANTS thrives primarily because of Payne?s staging....the Hawaiian setting gives the story a distinctive flavor..." -- Grade: B 11/17/2011

Entertainment Weekly
"[A] beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking -- sharp, funny, generous, and moving -- that writes its own rules as much as ABOUT SCHMIDT or SIDEWAYS did." -- Grade: A 11/25/2011

Sight and Sound
"[T]he film plays to Payne's strengths -- not just the emotional complexity and the constantly shifting kaleidoscope of moods, but his skill at eliciting in-depth performances from his cast." 02/01/2012

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] wry, intelligent look at the contradictions and complexities of human emotions. And the cast is exemplary, down to the smallest role." 03/01/2012

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