Watched Feb 04, 2012
Greg Jones’s review:
Wow, The Descendants was fantastic. It's touching, sad, heartwarming, funny, and best of all - real. George Clooney is great as always, giving an Oscar-caliber performance (he already won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Drama), but I really loved Shailene Woodley's performance as Clooney's oldest daughter. She delivers the goods without being intimidated working next to the Clooney. And it also didn't hurt that she was nice to look at.
Anyway, I can't recommend The Descendants enough. I've loved Alexander Payne's films in the past (Sideways is a personal favorite), but this might be his best piece of work. Just outstanding.