THURS­DAY THE DESCEN­DANTS

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★★★★

An­other su­perla­tive an­chor­ing per­for­mance from Ge­orge Clooney. An­other in­tri­cate blend of evoca­tive drama and win­ning hu­mour from writer-direc­tor Alexander Payne ( Side­ways, AboutSch­midt). It’s all here in TheDescen­dants, as is so much more. Clooney plays Matt King, a Hawai­ian prop­erty lawyer thrown for a loop on the eve of a deal of a life­time. With his wife in a coma af­ter a boat­ing mishap, Matt must re­con­nect with his two daugh­ters, each of whom re­spects him lit­tle and knows him even less. The film cov­ers a wide spec­trum of emo­tions in a warm and re­lat­able man­ner, and not a false note is struck through­out.

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