Sunday, January 22, 2012


Word on the street was The Descendants was a little on the blah side, not exactly a stinker, but nothing to write home about. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I am not in the primary demographic group for which the studios make their films, but I honestly can't remember being more disinterested in a list of movies at a multiplex theater. Armed with movie passes and a couple of hours on our hands, my wife and I chose to see The Descendents because it was the least uninteresting film at the theater. 

I guess it's always helpful to walk into a movie theater with absolutely no expectations.
Getting to the point, I was pleasantly surprised. The Descendants is a pretty good movie.  Set against the  breathtaking music and landscape of Hawaii, the story follows a wealthy patriarch as he struggles to lead his family in the midst of tragedy and betrayal.  To sum things up, the film is terribly sad, uniquely funny and undeniably real.

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JJ said...

I'm not sure I will see it, but I agree that much of what is out there is uninteresting. Have you seen Anonymous? I am anxious to see that one.


James West said...

go see The Artist.

Susan R. Mills said...

Thanks for your thoughts on the movie. I've been wanting to see it, but I hadn't heard great things about it. Glad you enjoyed it.

Rick Rivers said...

Haven't been to a real movie in years mostly due to my cheapness. I am enjoying NetFlix now and watching some foreign and independent films. A blast, though subtitles are tedious and my wife hates them. I have to keep explaining to her what is going on.