In his latest film, "The Descendants," Alexander reminds us that even in paradise it’s possible to feel Payne.
Nominated for five Academy Awards® and winning for Best Adapted Screenplay "The Descendants" is one of those rare gems of a film that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and stare fondly into the screen. Auteur Alexander Payne brings his trademark style of real characters in real dramatic situations set against a unique background where hilarity is sure to ensue.
Set in the beautiful and historic Hawaiian Islands, "The Descendants" is the story of Matt King (played by the most handsome man ever George Clooney), a direct descendant of King Kamehameha, distant father of two young daughters, and now sole trustee of a huge plot of virgin Hawaiian land on the island of Maui. While struggling with the imminent loss of his dying wife, King adopts the role as single parent in the midst of a pressing land deal, and as if that wasn’t enough, learns that his wife had been cheating on him previous to her untimely accident. The heartbreaking news sends him on a hilarious search for the truth that leads his family down the path of healing, ultimately bringing them closer than ever before.
"The Descendants" is available in a Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack, packed to the gills with supplemental material. Included are: director-introduced deleted scenes, shorts about why everyone loves working with Clooney, and all the way back to a silent tourism film about Hawaii. The list is honestly too long for this review but make no mistake about it; after watching "The Descendants" and all of the special features, you will find yourself longing for the lush topical Islands of Hawaii or perhaps just a George Clooney marathon.
"A family seems exactly like an archipelago; all part of the same whole but still separate and alone and always drifting slowly apart." Mahalo, Alexander Payne. Go buy your copy today.
the bills. If he’s not at work or at home writing, he’s out surfing
in the California sun.