From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
1.8K Ratings
1.8K Ratings

89% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.1/10
  • Fresh 223
  • Rotten 28

Critics Consensus: Funny, moving, and beautifully acted, The Descendants captures the unpredictable messiness of life with eloquence and uncommon grace.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Devastating, moving dramedy about death and forgiveness.

Information

Studio
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Dune Entertainment III LLC. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Danish (Denmark) (Subtitles), Dutch (Netherlands) (Subtitles), Finnish (Finland) (Subtitles), Greek (Greece) (Subtitles), Hindi (Subtitles), Norwegian (Norway) (Subtitles), Polish (Poland) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Swedish (Sweden) (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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