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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. »


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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The Descendants is rated R: for language including some sexual references.

Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard
Studio: 2011 Fox Searchlight Pictures
Website: Official site for The Descendants.

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Matt King’s (George Clooney) life may look like paradise. The busy lawyer living in Hawaii is married to a beautiful woman, the father of two daughters, a descendant of… 
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Why Is The Descendants Rated R?

Violence: A tragic accident is mentioned and a woman in a coma is depicted.… 
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In order to protect his children from being spoiled or feeling entitled, Matt lives… 
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