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This review is from: The Descendants (DVD + Digital Copy) (DVD)Quite frankly, this film is 'good', but that's really all I have to say about it. Critics called George Clooney's performance "his best to date"; that is debatable in my eyes, especially with this effort here. I have seen better starring himself than this.
The plot: very basic. A man whose wife has been fatally injured in a water-skiing accident must keep his two daughters together as they battle their grief. The film also has its funny moments: the eldest daughter's boyfriend is hilarious and brings a great deal of comedy to the plot, while the wife's lover and Clooney's character and his daughter's quest to find him is a good laugh, too.
However, in the heel of the hunt, this film, and the hype that surrounded it, is only average/'good'; I am glad that I saw it in the Cinema, as opposed to buying the DVD (which I had planned to do at the time, rather than seeing it... oh, life.). As for Clooney, and "his best to date" performance, I have seen better than this...
Just my two cents...