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The Descendants – A Soulful Journey to Hawaii!

Movie: The Descendants

Director: Alexander Payne

Story: Based on the novel, The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash

Music: Gabby Pahinui, Ray Kane, Keola Beamer, Lena Machado, Sonny Chillingworth, Jeff Peterson, and Rev. Dennis Kamakahi

Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, and Nick Krause

The movie is about a man (George Clooney) whose wife has met with an accident and she is in a comma. However, that’s not the only thing he has to deal with. He is also entrusted with the responsibility of deciding the fate of his cousins either by selling or keeping a 25000 acres piece of land. The two stories are nicely woven into each other.

George Clooney and all others actors have done a superb job! Nick Krause has also played a memorable role. The beautiful visuals, a subtle spice of comedy, and the soulful music keep the movie miles away from being called a tragedy.

I’d suggest you to take this trip to Hawaii that will make you feel relaxed and will put your mind at peace, in the otherwise hectic life.

P.S.: All my Indian friends, do look out for the Kantilal Godbole scene.