The Descendants: A Movie Review

By Christie Clements–2/05/2012
A movie starring George Clooney in Hawaii sounds like a day at the beach. But be prepared to bring the tissues…and lots of them. This comedic drama snagged an Oscar-nomination for best picture. Clooney plays father and husband who is struggling to keep his family together after his wife suffers a serious boating accident. He is forced to make a big decision about the future of his family’s prized land. While it is no surprise that Clooney brings a large dose of cinematic magic, his teenage daughter, played by Shailene Woodley, has set the stage for a successful career on the big screen. Even though this film’s plot is a dark one, the humor makes it more lighthearted and enjoyable.