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A Movie A Week#21: The Descendants

Sometimes, just when you think you’ve got it all everything collapses around you. Sideways director Alexander Payne dives head first into this bittersweet subject matter with his melancholic new movie The Descendants. George Clooney plays Matt King, the last in a long line of beneficiaries due to inherit a large portion of scenic Hawaiian real estate and a father of two unruly daughters. He lives in a picturesque paradise, surrounded by postcard perfect beaches and tropical foliage but as he so eloquently explains in the film’s opening monologue, ‘Paradise can go fuck itself’.

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