Friday, November 18, 2011

The Descendants

Title: The Descendants
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause, Jude Greer
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hour. 55 minutes
Release Date: November 18th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R

Review: 'The Descendants' is one of the best films of 2011, one of the few movies that qualified to be on the Must-See List of this year.

'The Descendants' is a well made film. It is very well casted, and the entire crew puts in very strong performances. George Clooney's pulls off one of the absolute best performances of his career. He is strong, vulnerable, angry, grieving, lost, and confused, all at the same time, and he really makes the audience care for him. And this is what makes this film so good, the real struggles these characters face, an how they deal with those struggles. It's all in here, the mistakes and the triumphs.

Do yourself a favor, and do not miss 'The Descendants'.
Grade: 8.5

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