George Clooney and Judy Greer in The Descendants trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

George Clooney is going to win an Oscar for Best Actor.  I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but every time I see something like UP IN THE AIR, I think that it’s coming.  So the first thing I thought after watching the trailer for THE DESCENDANTS is; this will be the film that will win Clooney an Oscar.  It just has that Oscar-y feel to it; a depressed man dealing with a cheating wife and difficult daughters is ripe for Oscar gold.  But even better than that, this actually looks like a quality film.  It’s about a man that is dealing with a severely injured wife when he finds out she was cheating on him at the time of her accident.  I thought it was interesting that in the trailer, his wife wasn’t even in it.  The majority of the story focuses on his relationship with his two daughters.

The film stars George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Mary Birdsong and Nick Krause.  Alexander Payne (ABOUT SCHMIDT) is directing the film that hits theaters later this year.

George Clooney in The Descendants

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