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The Descendants

Matt King's (George Clooney) life unravels after his wife (Patricia Hastie) is seriously injured in a boating accident off the Hawaiian Islands. While attempting to connect with his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller), the distracted father and husband has to face some painful truths about the relationships he has been neglecting. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 18 Nov 2011
Video Release: 13 Mar 2012
MPAA Rating: R
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Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: The Descendants

Release Date: 13 March 2012

The Descendants releases to home video in the following packages:

The Descendants: Blu-ray Combo Pack

- Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy of feature film

- Deleted Scenes with introductions by the director

- Everybody Loves George

- Working with Alexander

- The Real Descendants

- Hawaiian Style

- Casting

- Working with Water

- Music Videos: Will I Ever See You Again, Postcards from Paradise and Honolulu’s Whisper

- Waiting for the Light

- The World Parade – Hawaii (Silent Film)

- A Conversation with George Clooney and Alexander Payne

The Descendants: DVD

- DVD copy of feature film

- Everybody Loves George

- Working with Alexander

- Hawaiian Style

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