Scotti seems like a girl who just hasn't had enough of a male influence in her short life; you get the impression that Mom was the one who took care of the kids while Dad worked and worked. Synopsis A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. And that's why this is a hard movie to pigeonhole, and it's also why it's such a beautiful, artful film. Some blamed others while others completely lost it. And unfortunately, I didn't feel like there was sufficient connection between the characters. The whole movie, for me, felt too introductory in nature.
We're not all flashy people with cool lives and have interesting personalities. This isn't a movie you can just grab the kids and some popcorn and be lightly entertained, but it's also not a Think Hard movie. His extended family - namely he and his many cousins - own 25,000 acres of undeveloped land on Kauai held in trust, which ends in seven years. I felt like there was still more to explore in both Clooney's character and the character of his daughters. Forced to deal with the consequences of neglecting his family, Clooney does a great job capturing conflicting and powerful emotions. First there's 10 year old Scotti newcomer Amara Miller , who acts out in class - including bringing in pictures of her comatose mother for show and tell.
She's away when the accident occurs; Matt retrieves her discovering she's as wild as always and necessarily leans on her to help him deal with his various problems. However, Matt has not had a perfect life living in Hawaiian paradise as many believe. And unfortunately, I didn't feel like there was sufficient connection between the characters. It's not easy to explain my feelings towards the movie because the fault wasn't necessarily technical or specific. Not all we be filled with humor and relief.
It's simple, a bit plain, and raw. I saw those same reactions from sisters, aunties, uncles, grandfathers and grandmothers. Instantly, I could tell this was a movie about character development and human connection, usually the type of movies with the greatest potential. The sale of the land will make a huge impact on the island, as it could transform what many see as a beautiful, nearly untouched mark of beauty into a symbol of avarice and decadence. I really enjoyed the frustration they felt one minute, the humor the next, and the forgetfulness of the tragedy at times. Rest assured, there are moments that will jerk tears from you.
The easiest thing for the family to do is sell the land before the seven years is up, which is all the talk in the state, as, to whom they sell the property could very well change the face of Kauai. But it did linger around and distracted my viewing somewhat. I'm enough of an adult to admit when I'm odd-man-out. He and his wife Elizabeth were having problems in their marriage. Their seventeen year old daughter Alex is in boarding school on the big island since they couldn't handle her rebellion, which was made all the worse by an argument of an unknown nature between mother and daughter during Alex's last visit home. Given the Oscar buzz of this movie, I have to compare it to other movies of a similar nature.
Instantly, I could tell this was a movie about character development and human connection, usually the type of movies with the greatest potential. Despite the vast wealth that comes with the land, Matt has decided to live solely on what he earns as a Honolulu lawyer. Their seventeen year old daughter Alex is in boarding school on the big island since they couldn't handle her rebellion, which was made all the worse by an argument of an unknown nature between mother and daughter during Alex's last visit home. All right, that's sort of cryptic, so let me give you this tidbit that is in no way a secret in the plot - Elizabeth, Matt shortly discovers, was having an affair at the time of her accident. Unfortunately, it was merely decent, but not special. He must not only deal with the fact that he may never speak with his wife again, he must also learn an entirely new way of life - one with a domestic tinge.
I'm sure not everyone will like. There's more to it, of course, but nothing interesting: e. Synopsis Matt King's family has lived in Hawaii for generations. Not every tragedy will be filled with a room full of criers. The movie operates on a simple syllogism: the characters are crying, so you should too.
Add in Matt's cluelessness about how to take care of girls; then you have a real recipe for a wacky sitcom, don't you? Either outcome would leave all of them very rich indeed. In the macro view, it's about a man grieving for his wife, who lies in a coma from which she may never emerge, while simultaneously attempting to care for his two rambunctious daughters, each of whom is nearly alien to the workaholic man. She recently got into a boating accident which has placed her in a coma. I completely related to Clooney's character right away, and could feel the frustration he felt, and the emotions he felt. I became a fan of A P after watching Sideways and ended up reading the book before watching the movie. Clooney will get the Oscar for this.
And thank God Payne did not use an orchestra for the soundtrack that would foreshadow and punctuate the scenes telling us how our emotions should run. But, Payne displays--in this touching and very real movie--the same incredible talent for doing two things better than almost every other movie maker at least as far as I'm concerned : 1 he brings the viewer into the geography and milieu of the time and place in a gritty way that clearly presents the natural beauty of the area without over-romanticizing it and 2 he fits the characters into this environment and achieves a reality for these people that transcends the 2-dimensional characters that populate the multiplexes. The core of the entire story is Clooney's unbelievably terrific performance; he is vulnerable, strong, confused, decisive, anguished, angry. George Clooney is outstanding as the father of a family torn apart by tragedy. His character deals with unsettling secrets of his dying wife and his broken relationships with his two troubled daughters.
He and his wife Elizabeth were having problems in their marriage. It felt real to me. Shailone Woodley does a wonderful job as the rebellious older daughter, who captures the anger and hurt of a teenager betrayed by her mother and abandoned by her father. We're with him so much that when he makes a blunder, we think to ourselves that we'd probably make the same blunder. Matt King George Clooney is the workaholic, a lawyer who lives in Hawaii. He has a good life - at least until his thrill-seeking wife suffers a serious head injury during a powerboat race, placing her in a deep coma.