15 certificateThe Descendants is a Film programme that first aired in 2011 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Descendants is a 4 star programme

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The Descendants (2011)

Directed by
Alexander Payne

Award-winning drama starring George Clooney as distant dad Matt King, who struggles to handle his difficult daughters after an accident leaves his wife in a coma.

Hawaii land baron Matt King (George Clooney) has always been a loving but distant dad to daughters Alex (Shailene Woodley) and Scottie (Amara Miller), but when a speed-boating accident leaves his adrenaline junkie wife Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) in a coma, Matt is suddenly forced to become the defining influence in their lives.

He struggles to impart his authority on resentful teen Alex, and as Elizabeth's condition worsens, their uneasy relationship begins to deteriorate. However, a devastating revelation could prove to be the catalyst toward creating a closer bond.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2011

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for George ClooneyGeorge Clooney...Matt King
Image for Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley...Alexandra King
Image for Amara MillerAmara Miller...Scottie King
Nick Krause...Sid
Image for Patricia HastiePatricia Hastie...Elizabeth King
Grace A. Cruz...Scottie's Teacher
Kim Gennaula...School Counselor
Karen Kuioka Hironaga...Barb Higgins
Carmen Kaichi...Lani Higgins
Kaui Hart Hemmings...Matt's Secretary Noe
Image for Beau BridgesBeau Bridges...Cousin Hugh
Matt Corboy...Cousin Ralph
Matt Esecson...Cousin Hal
Michael Ontkean...Cousin Milo
Stanton Johnston...Cousin Stan