The Descendants

Based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and 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.

 This movie made me cry.  I took the opportunity one night when my husband was away and my children were all asleep, and I sat down with George Clooney to have a fantastic night just the two of us!! And what a fantastic night it was.
  What a tough situation this man was in, he’s a lawyer and as such spends more time on the job then he does with his family.  He has lost touch with his troubled teenage daughter, who has a very foul mouth, he has lost the connection with his wife that he once had and it takes a motor boat accident that leaves her in the hospital for him to realize the mistakes he's made.  It's always the case, you don't know what you have until it's on the line, and in this case it's on a life line at the hospital.  I feel so sad for George's character, this movie made me cry, finding out the things he did while his wife was on life support must be terrible.  He couldn't confront her or have any closure in the situation.  I would hate to be in his shoes.  His daughter broke his heart by telling him what she knew but in turn they become closer as a family!

  I really don't want to give too much information about this movie, I really think it's really good that you should watch it for yourself.  If you've read the book then you know the story.  I'm happy my children don't talk the way his teenage daughter does, and I hope they never do.  I think the part of this that keeps me watching is the heart and soul that is put into the entire story, the book, the actors/actresses, everything has true feeling and it's hard not to love the movie and to become glued to a movie that is so real you can picture being part of the story.  Any George Clooney fans should grab this, he's fantastic, I loved him.  This movie will make so many people happy for so many reasons, it's fantastic!

I give this movie 2 out of 2 thumbs up!

~~I received the movie mentioned above for free for my written review of my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers~~

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