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The Descendants (2011)

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Plot  Matthew "Matt" King (George Clooney) is a Honolulu-based attorney and the sole trustee of a family trust of 25,000 pristine acres on Kauai island. The land has great monetary value, but is also a family legacy. While Matt has always ably managed his own finances, most of his cousins have squandered their inheritances. With the trust expiring in seven years due to the Rule Against Perpetuities, the King clan is pressuring Matt to sell the land for tens of millions of dollars. Amidst these discussions, a boating accident has rendered Matt's wife, Elizabeth, comatose.

With Elizabeth hospitalized, Matt is forced to cope with his two troubled daughters, 10-year-old Scottie (Amara Miller) who seeks attention by bullying other children, and 17-year-old Alex (Shailene Woodley) who has been in drug rehab. Doctors determine that Elizabeth's coma is irreversible and her living will directs all life support to be discontinued. When Matt tells Alex, she reveals that Elizabeth was having an...
  

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Cast

George Clooney
Matthew "Matt" King
Beau Bridges
Cousin Hugh
Judy Greer
Julie Speer
Amara Miller
Scottie King
Matthew Lillard
Brian Speer
Mary Birdsong
Kai Mitchell
Rob Huebel
Mark Mitchell
Milt Kogan
Dr. Johnston

Others

Release Dates

United States
09.12.2011


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