An analysis of the descendants

I went into The Descendants knowing only: George Clooney, land inheritance, and Hawaii.

An analysis of the descendants

Plot[ edit ] Matthew "Matt" King is a Honolulu -based attorney and the sole trustee of a family trust of 25, pristine acres on Kauai. The land has great monetary value, but is also a family legacy. While Matt has always ably managed his own finances, most of his cousins have squandered their inheritances.

With the trust expiring in seven years due to the rule against perpetuitiesthe King clan is pressuring Matt to sell the land for hundreds of millions of dollars.

An analysis of the descendants

Amidst these discussions, a boating accident has rendered Matt's wife, Elizabeth, comatose. With Elizabeth hospitalized, Matt is forced to cope with his two troubled daughters, year-old Scottie who seeks attention by bullying other children, and year-old Alex who has a history of substance abuse and is away at a private boarding school on the Big Island.

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Doctors determine that Elizabeth's coma is irreversible and her living will directs all life support to be discontinued. When Matt tells Alex, she reveals that she caught Elizabeth having an affair before the accident, causing a major rift between mother and daughter.

Two close family friends tell Matt that Elizabeth was unhappy and wanted to leave him for her lover, Brian Speer, a real estate agent.

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After Matt arranges for friends to bid Elizabeth goodbye, he decides Speer should also have an opportunity. He and the girls, and also Alex's slacker boyfriend Sid, travel to Kauai to find Brian.

While there, Matt's cousin Hugh mentions that Brian is brother-in-law to Don Hollitzer, the developer to whom the family wants to sell the land. Brian stands to make a small fortune from the sales commission.

Matt confronts Brian and informs him Elizabeth is dying and offers him an opportunity to see her one last time.

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Brian declines, admitting that although Elizabeth was in love with him, it was only a fling to him and that he loves his wife Julie and their children, then apologizes to Matt for the pain he caused.

When Elizabeth is disconnected from life support, her father Scott admonishes Matt for not being a more generous and loving husband.

Choosing not to disclose the details of her affair to Scott, Matt agrees, but Sid and Alex both unexpectedly defend Matt. At the King family meeting, Matt overrules the majority of his cousins who favor selling to Hollitzer.

Matt decides to keep the land and look for a different solution to the problem posed by the rule against perpetuities. Shocked, Hugh tells Matt that he and the other cousins will take legal action if Matt refuses to sell, but Matt is undeterred.

After learning of Brian's affair with Elizabeth and realizing that he will not visit, Julie comes to the hospital. She tearfully admits to Elizabeth that she wants to hate her for "trying to destroy" her family, but that she forgives her.

Matt finally comes to terms with his wife's betrayal and her impending death. He kisses her goodbye, followed by Alex and Scottie, and later, they scatter Elizabeth's ashes in the ocean off Waikiki. Later, the three are at home sitting together sharing ice cream and watching television, all wrapped in the Hawaiian quilt Elizabeth had been lying in.The Descendants opened with more than $1 million in 29 theaters, for an average of $41, Add in the film's reviews and its Awards Season buzz and there's little doubt that the film will expand Descendants is a Disney Channel Original Movie and first installment that premiered on July 31, It was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Channel.

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The Descendants movie review. Matt reviews Alexander Payne's The Descendants starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, and Amara Miller. “Descendants of the Sun never convinced me to worry” This is the element that reminds me a lot of cop procedural show ala CSI or Major Crimes (it just MC did better at cases) Alexander Payne's follow-up to The Descendants is a low-fi, black-and-white road-trip that premiered in competition at Cannes.

The director talks to Andrew Pulver about his respect for adult Nov 16,  · "The Descendants" has a happy ending. Therefore, technically, it's a comedy. It takes place in the paradise of Hawaii.

It stars George Clooney. That may lead you to expect a pleasant good time, but this film is so much more than that. Clooney gives one of his best performances in this film directed and co-written by Alexander Payne, who in "Sideways" () and "About Schmidt" (), 4/4.

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