The Descendants


George Clooney is one of my favorite actors, not only do I like his performances but I like who I think he is.  Along with Brad Pitt I think they are two actors of our time that will be the ones future generations look back on and consider classics.

I mention this as a preface that I should have liked this movie.

Clooney is a newly single dad living in Hawaii who has to deal with learning that his recently comatose wife was having an affair with Shaggy from Scooby Doo.  Clooney may live in paradise, but he's got trouble as he is the executor of his family estate which includes 2 million acres of land which will amount to something along the lines of a half Billion dollars for his hodge podge family members and he's got two daughters with mouths like sailors who are about to lose their mother.

Called a 'beautifully chiseled gem" by one reviewer I think it's more than that.

It's the epitome of the Hollywood Elite.  This is what they think real life is like.  This is what we all struggle with.  Real families talk like this.  Real 17 year old girls get wildly drunk and fire F-bombs like they were tomatoes at a Sheky Green concert.

That's what they think.

Clooney comes across as an inept loser who doesn't even have the balls to belt his daughter's idiotic boyfriend who spews nonsense throughout the hole film.  At one point Clooney even goes to this kid for advice.

Please.

You want to see how a real dad takes care of problems with his daughters-- rent TAKEN.   Leave this watery mess on the shelf.