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The Descendants: Movies for Grownups 2012

Posted By Beth Carpenter On February 4, 2012 @ 10:08 pm In Entertainment | Comments Disabled

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“The Descendants” takes an understated, emotionally uncompromising look at a family in crisis. The movie is set in paradisiacal Hawaii, a contrast against the slow unraveling of its main character, played by George Clooney, who faces a series of emotional challenges that test his limits. Older audiences will identify with the film’s surprisingly stark look at true-to-life family dilemmas. (You can read our full review here [2].)

“I just have to share getting older with everybody in the world on screen and it’s a little trickier, but I’m OK with it. I felt this was a good place to talk about fears and loss in your life and Alexander Payne was the perfect director to do it with. In this film I got to rediscover what it was like to not be confident.”

- George Clooney, interviewed by The Telegraph.  [3]

Did you see the Descendants? What rang true for you?

Full list of Movies for Grownups winners here. [4] Follow our awards ceremony on Twitter on Monday night, February 6, right here.  [5]

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[2] here: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-11-2011/the-descendants-movie-review.html

[3] The Telegraph. : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/9026016/George-Clooney-The-Descendants-interview-Is-that-an-Oscar-on-the-horizon.html

[4] here.: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/

[5] here. : https://twitter.com/#!/search/movies4grownups

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