Second week in a row recommending a movie, and a lot of movies in general lately, but The Descendants is worth recommending.
If you like explosions and music montages and fast-moving plots, it may not be the movie for you. But if you like tender, raw stories and emotional, rich dialogue, see The Descendants.
Kind of like the Bible, it’s the story of paradise … lost. And of people desperately trying to hold on to it, restore it, recreate it.
Not my favorite Alexander Payne movie (he also did About Schmidt, Election, Sideways) but it’s close.