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.
Rated R for language including some sexual references
2011 Academy Award® Winners & Nominations
(WINNER) Adapted Screenplay, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
(NOMINEE) Best Picture
(NOMINEE) Film Editing, Kevin Tent
(NOMINEE) Directing, Alexander Payne
(NOMINEE) Actor In A Leading Role, George Clooney