'The Descendants'

MoviesGeorge ClooneyEntertainmentDrama (genre)Alexander PayneShailene WoodleyBlu-ray Discs

A recent Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay, this excellent comedy-drama also had bids for best picture, actor (a superb George Clooney) and director (Alexander Payne).

The story revolves around a husband and father (Clooney) whose connection with his daughters (Shailene Woodley, who won a Film Independent Spirit Award for the film, and Amara Miller) intensifies after his wife is left comatose by an accident. The revelation of a stunning secret about her sends the others on an emotional journey across Hawaii. Beau Bridges also appears. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries. **** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)

Buy 'The Descendants' on DVD.

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