King (George Clooney) comes from a distinct lineage. In terms of his
own narrative, that of the new Alexander Payne film The
Descendants, he is a modern-day land baron,
the trustee of a family that owns the last and largest untapped
acreage in Hawaii. But King is a simple man with a wife (Patricia
Hastie) in a coma and two daughters, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and
Scottie (Amara Miller), who knows that paradise is a dream world for
fools. Grade: A.