Friday, January 27, 2012

The Descendants

The Descendants (2011)

George Clooney is a father of two troubled girls aged 17 and 10, who are all trying to cope with their mother who is in a coma after a head injury she received in a boating accident.  At the same time, he is also dealing with the family trust, which is a large parcel of untouched land in Hawaii that the family are hoping to sell, leaving them all well off.

To me, it seemed like an American movie, trying to be a bit British, using realistic looking people, in naturalistic surroundings and normal homes, not big flashy million dollar super homes and plastic models pretending to be family members.  Also coma mum looked realistic, unlike some who lie there with makeup and blowdried hair.

So it was a bit of a slow Friday night flick, but it was a nice look at a dad having to form a new relationship with his daughters and his girls looking at their dad in a new light.  3/5

1 comment:

Cottage Tails said...

aww only 3/5 I was wanting to see this at the movie - maybe I'll wait for dvd.

Love Leanne