March 11, 2012

The Descendants

The Descendants, 2011. With is wife dying in a coma, a lawyer is forced to be an involved father. Directed by Alexander Payne. Written by Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, based on a book by Kaui Hart Hemmings. Starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller & Nick Krause.

Concept: 1/4 (Bad)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 4/4 (Great)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 4/4 (Great)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good, 3/4). A movie with this plot has no right being this good.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.9/4 (Good)

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