Beautiful Melancholy

The Descendants

Grade: B+
George Clooney plays much the same character he has in his last half dozen films (Up in the Air, Burn After Reading). His acting in this regard may be one note, but he plays the note very well.

The supporting cast, for unknown/non-actors (majority) and a few of the brief cameos by familiar faces, do an admirable job. The daughters are both excellent, and their reactions are heart rending and believable.

The central story-line of death and infidelity, set against this idealistic and indescribably beautiful paradise setting, really drives it home.

Enjoyed the film. Recommended.