Title: The Descendants
Author: Rated R
After his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident near Waikiki, Matt King attempts to reconnect with his daughters in this sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey. Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.
A high-powered Hawaii real estate lawyer (George Clooney) finds his ordered existence shattered when a boating accident leaves his wife in a coma, leaving him in charge of the young daughters (Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller) he barely knows. After finding out his wife was having an affair, he drags the girls along on his hunt for the other man, making for moving revelations along the way. Alexander Payne’s affecting comedy-drama also stars Nick Krause, Matthew Lillard. 115 min.