The Descendants tells us the story of a man (George Clooney) who finds out his wife has fallen into a coma after a boating accident. Even more troubling: he discovers his wife was cheating on him. When the doctor tells him his wife isn’t going to make, he travels around Hawaii wrangling his two daughters, telling their friends about his wife, and stalking whom his wife’s lover.
This movie is a definite tearjerker. George Clooney is fantastic at balancing his cluelessness when it comes to his daughters, his grief over his dying wife, and his anger at his wife for her betrayal. The movie is heartwarming and has perfect moments of comedy to offset the sadness of the story. This is a definite must see.
by: Lara Griffith