The Descendants, now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, is a bittersweet story about a guy trying to connect with his children while their mother lies near death in a coma. It stars George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Shailene Woodley and was directed by Alexander Payne.
Tracing the journey of land baron Matt King (Clooney), struggling with unexpected occurrences in his tedious life, The Descendants was released to widespread acclaim from critics and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as two Golden Globe Awards for Best Picture – Drama and Best Actor – Drama for Clooney.
Set in Hawaii, the backdrops and scenery are gorgeous, but this is much more than a good-looking film. It’s a very well-acted, well-directed film, as evidenced by the awards and nominations.
Two home video formats of The Descendants were released March 13, 2012: a one-disc standard DVD and a two-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy).