THURSDAY THE DESCENDANTS
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.