Monday, March 05, 2012

The Descendents - Alexandar Payne

Good movie overall, and decent acting by our man who pretty much carries the movie on his shoulders.

A husband finds his wife in coma, and tries to make sense of the situation he finds himself in. A pre - teen kid, another kid almost all grown up but not quite, the wife who wasn't quite what he pictured. As he picks up the threads and tries to negotiate a financial deal which also ropes in his extended family, the threads briefly intertwine.

I liked the slow pace, and the drama from the subtle everyday things in life, without too much hyperbole, background music, or histrionics.

Worth a watch.

No comments: