Directed by Alexander Payne / Release (Limited): Nov 18, 2011 / R, 1 hr. 50 min.
Alexander Payne is probably best currently known for his work on 2004′s surprise hit, Sideways, which won several nods and awards, including an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Hopefully, his recognition is eclipsed by his latest effort, The Descendants, which stars George Clooney as a man whose wife is in a coma, who’s in the middle of a huge real estate deal, and who must now care for his 10 and 17-year-old daughters.
Except, that’s not really what the movie is about.