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The Descendants (2011)

(R) 115 mins

(R) 115 mins

Plot Summary: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne

Writers: Alexander Payne (screenplay), Nat Faxon (screenplay), Jim Rash (screenplay), Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel)

Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Worth Watching)  Movies are a great way to escape your normal life, and travel to different places, situations, times, etc.  This one takes you to Hawaii.  The state is pretty much a character in the film.  You get to witness the day-to-day life of one particular family.  Unfortunately, that family is going through a terrible tragedy, and just trying to get through it, one day at a time.  The scenery and acting are awesome, and the film really inspires deep thought about family bonds, but don’t watch this unless you’re ready for some depressing subject matter and an appropriately-slow pace.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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