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  • Published: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 024543752035

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The descendants

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Call number: DVD Drama Descendants

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Title from container.

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.

Special features: Everybody loves George; Working with Alexander; Hawaiian style.

George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer.

Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1); 5.1 Dolby Digital, Descriptive audio 5.1, Dolby surround, dual layer.

Contents: Descendants.

Community Reviews

Really enjoyed this!

I had big expectations with all the buzz about this movie. Yes, the themes were dark, but very much dealing with real life crisis and situations. Clooney was great. GIve it a chance. I have re-watched this one and it is still great!



The Descendants

This movie was better than I expected. It's definitely sad and I probably won't watch it again, but it was good. It's worth watching.

Not great

I really didn't like this one. My dad and I attempted to watch it but felt that there was a little too much language and not only was the theme of the movie pretty dark, it was also very very choppy and stilted in parts. I think this movie had potential, but it fell short of reaching that.


the acting in this movie is lopsided. the younger, amatuer actors did a better job in my opinion. however. george clooney is the one who won the awards. a one-time see, this movie is sentimental and doesn't quite fit in the comedy category.

Sad, accurate movie

The other reviewer is right: this movie is pretty dark. I hesitated to watch it because I'd heard it was really sad, but a coworker assured me that I should give it a chance because some of the characters would surprise me. She was right. I enjoyed this despite myself. It was a tearjerker, but it was a therapeutic one. The acting was very good, and the issues were complex yet handled with what I felt was a level of accuracy to real life. I can see why it was nominated for the Oscars.

Just so-so

This was a good rainy day movie, but nothing to write home about. The themes are rather dark, and I felt like there was just too many of them going on at once to do any one of them justice.

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