The De­scen­dants

The Guardian - The Guide - - Sound & Vision -

1.10am, Film4

Alexan­der Payne’s bit­ter­sweet com­edy has the usu­ally serene Ge­orge Clooney drown­ing in trou­bles. He’s the pa­tri­arch of a fam­ily in Hawaii, and when his wife suf­fers a speed­boat ac­ci­dent, he has to deal with pre­co­cious daugh­ters, greedy re­la­tions and the news that his wife was cheat­ing on him.

PJH

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