Sounds like a great film to go see, but "most credible movie star on the planet". George Clooney fan much?
Looking forward to this for sure!! @David, i have to agree with Mike Sheridan. Look over Clooneys body of work over the last 15 years. He has a back catalogue of great movies where he mostly refuses to compromise his professional integrity just to haul the hollywood line. In this way alone he is the most credible actor without a shadow of a doubt. Other actors do it too but nowhere near as prolifically as Clooney.
Genuinely loved this movie. Made me laugh & cry effortlessly. Can this man do no wrong? It's a must see imo.
Loved this movie..I hadn't read too many reviews, and expected an upbeat feel good type of movie. This is actually a very moving poignant film. Totally absorbing. Not for everyone though- I would imagine some could find it slow moving. If you liked Sideways, I think you will like this movie too.. well worth a viewing
Thoroughly enjoyed this film. Strong performance from Mr. Clooney. 4/5
Has it really been exactly 7 years since Alexander Payne's last film Sideways was released? After seeing The Descendants, you'll wish that he would make at least 1 film per year like Woody Allen. He's that talented and really knows how to elicit both laughs and tears. The Descendants is a heartfelt, bittersweet story about George Clooney's self-described "back-up parent" dealing with his wife's boating accident that puts her in a life-threatening position. As he begins to understand the flaws in his marriage, he reconnects with his children and finds out something that he wasn't expecting about his wife. The lush Hawaiian scenery adds a sense of character to the film, as we begin to understand that Hawaii is not some tropical paradise but a place with normal people living their everyday lives. Clooney is always great to watch, but here he pushes himself further with a superb performance that could very well bag him another Oscar. If there's one film to rival The Artist at this year's Oscars then it's The Descendants. Don't miss it.
Some heap of poop.steer clear for your own sake
How this movie is up for an Oscar is beyond me! George Clooney is brilliant, but he's brilliant in everything he does. Would only recommend watching it if there was nothing else on. Disappointing.
I can only imagine the two comments above are from people whos idea of a good movie is Sex in the city and Cowboys & Aliens respectively. Dismiss their opinion right out of hand as they are clearly not movie fans. If they were they would understand the great work Alexander Payne does and that Clooney doesnt attach himself to anything less than well written, thought provoking pieces. Clowns. A great movie but for god sake if you are expecting a fluffy romantic pic then go watch Katherine Heigl or something. This is for grown ups.
This movie is complete rubbish.. 4 stars, Im thinking sombody has been eating funny smarties. It has got to be the greatest pile of Sh t. It reminds me of someone useing a new formula of directing, ie giving all the DA's a crack at one peice. Then just mixing it together. Dont go, you will b really sad you wasted your money.
And by the way they took off my other warning, I thinky mickey tookey it off, you got love censorship.
I take it all back I, I did not go to see this. Sorry Mick
Nicholas you are a braindead idiot. Go watch Jason Stathom in something. Idiot.
@Nicholas i just saw you said that Underworld was "glorious" and A+ :-) Are you 12? Or do you just have the iq of a 12 year old? Silly silly little man. Leave movies like the descendants to people who like to be challenged when they go to the cinema. Moron.
Well I went to see it last night, Fantastic film, well worth the spend, Clooney puts out a great performance.
great movie , engaging
Watched this film last night with my partner. We both agreed, its been seriously over-hyped as Fox Searchlight try to garner as many O$$cars for it as possible. Theres a few very good scenes and some of the supporting cast are great... but the film overall doesn't work. The story and the central performance are just never beliveable. I'm a huge fan of George Clooney and hate to say it but think he is mis-cast in the central role. He is every inch the movie star and that's the problem. Think of how brilliant Paul Giamatti would have been in that role. (but of course the film probably would not have been without George. This is flat Merlot next to the gorgeous Pinot Noir that is Sideways.
Honestly like George Clooney but this movie lacks bite, very surprised its recieved such hype, and nominations! I left the cinema feeling why bother making that movie, it failed to deliver, I was quite disapointed, I wouldnt even advise renting it.
Overrated,depressing beyond belief! Oscar material my a***
Boring from start to finish in my opinion.
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