We watched The Descendants on Friday night. I really didn't know anything about it, except that George Clooney had an Oscar nomination for his role in it. And I've just found out that it got a nomination for Best Picture too. Whether this is Oscar material or not is debatable, but it's a lovely lovely movie. It doesn't have a complex plot or political intrigue, it's a simple little story of love and loss, and what you leave behind.
George Clooney plays a husband and father whose wife is in a coma after a boating accident. Through the movie, we follow him and his two daughters, and his emotions, as he flips between sadness, puzzlement, anger and acceptance, after discovering a part of his wife's life he wasn't aware of. It's funny and sad, just like real life. And it doesn't matter that you live in Paradise.