When we first posted a clip for Alexander Payne’s upcoming drama, The Descendants, I will admit that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Everyone was going crazy because this is the first film he has made since his Oscar winning film, Sideways came out. I never saw Sideways, so that meant very little to me, but now after seeing the debut trailer for The Descendants, I can say that I am truly excited.
If the trailer is any indication of how the movie will turn out then I think it’s safe to say that George Clooney has managed to deliver yet another excellent performance. It looks like he really brought his “A” game to this film and I can’t wait to see it all unfold.
The Descendants stars George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, Robert Forster and Beau Bridges and it will be opening in theaters on December 16th, 2011. The trailer and synopsis can be viewed below thanks to ThePlaylist.
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.