Clooney Vies for Gold in the Descendants

Oscar winner George Clooney ,  Shalene Woodley, and Amara Miller play the grieving family in the Descendants. Nominated for five Academy Awards .


I went to the theatre anticipating a good experience . After all, I have always considered George Clooney one of my favorite actors. This goes way back to when he played Falconer on the defunct series “Sisters.”  And nothing defines the nineties better than seeing George Clooney screaming at authority figures as rebel doctor on NBC ‘s legendary ER . I was even one of the few people that thought he made a good Batman in “Batman and Robin”  Clooney has always remained a movie star’s movie star. He doesn’t seek fame or take the goody baskets at Red Carpet events and award shows.  He is also known for his permanent bachelor status and is in no hurry to settle down at this writing.  But it is always hard to imagine the perpetual bachelor as a father, so this was my dilemma.

Clooney played Matt King, a Hawaiian land baron who has way too much on his plate. He is to decide the fate of land that has been left to his family line which dates back to the Kings of Hawaii, and at the same time deal with a wife in a coma from a boating accident.  He decides that it is family time and tries to be a good father to his two daughters, Scottie and Alexandra.  As the family tries to bond in this crisis,  King finds out that his comatose wife has been unfaithful.  He and his daughters go in search of the man who threatens the happiness of their family.   The beautiful scenery of Hawaii of  adds to the film that was directed by Alexander Payne. Payne is also known for the movies “Sideways” and “Election.”  The movie also stars Matthew Lillard , Beau Bridges, and Chicago’s own Judy Greer.

“The Descendants”  will be a film that will warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye.  Don’t exepct the cool and calm Danny Ocean type of the “Oceans franchise.”  This is Clooney as he gets to the heart and melts yours. Probably one of his strongest performances and is a good contender for Oscar on the 26th.


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Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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One Response to Clooney Vies for Gold in the Descendants

  1. Marc says:

    wonderful review!! It was my favorite film of the year and Clooney solidified himself as the best actor in Hollywood.

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