12 March 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: "The Descendants"

This movie has been applauded by one and all, and won the Best Drama and Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards. The trailer was far from fascinating, so I thought, that’s why I had to force myself to watch the movie. I’m not the greatest of fans of Clooney, but liked “Juno”, whose author also wrote this film.

Without expectations, this movie managed to disappoint me nevertheless. The storyline was quite ordinary. I mean, of course it is touching that his wife lies in a coma and he has to cope with the children’s problems, but it’s just not the first time such a film has been made! Also the adultery topic: of course it’s sad, but other movies treated the topic more convincingly.

What I liked about the movie was the Hawaiian Flair, however, the Hawaiian music soon began to go on my nerves :D The acting of the elder daughter was absolutely brilliant and natural, another plus; and then, of course, some very human moments in between.

All in all, however, that was just not enough to touch and move me completely, even though the ending tries very hard to. I’m very sure there are going to be loads of different opinions on that one, but I was not convinced.

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  1. Have yet to watch it.. sitting in my netflix queue.. nice to hear your views of it.

  2. love this film and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  3. i like your blog !!! compliments!!!


  4. Thanks a lot for the preview... it looks fabulous





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