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Movie Review: The Descendants (R)

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MPAA Rating: R     Length: 115 minutes

Appropriate for ages 13 and up, frankly. Swearing and drug use are definitely present, but at what I’d call PG-13 levels. One character gets a good belt to the nose. It’s probably not your teens’ cup of tea, but if you’re keen to take them along, they may gain a little insight into how tiring, frustrating and worrisome it is for parents try to manage their own lives and the lives of others at the same time.

The Descendants has a somewhat slow start and a loping pace, but it mostly earns its Oscar buzz with well handled characters and a light, touching performance by George Clooney

By Jared Peterson

In The Descendants, George Clooney—tanned, rested and ready for Oscar Number Two—plays Matt King, a low-key man edging toward the precipice of life-altering changes.

The Descendants PARENT MOVIE REVIEW – Full Version

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