Rated R for profanity and sexual references.
Directed By: Alexander Payne
Written By: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
In Theaters: Nov 18, 2011 Limited
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Film Review by Kam Williams
Excellent (4 stars)
Attorney Matt King (George Clooney) traces his lineage back to the 19th
Century marriage of the last Hawaiian monarch to a European missionary.
Today, as the family patriarch, he’s been kept very busy by having to manage
25,000 acres of prime real estate on behalf of the extended clan.
Hence, he and his sorely-neglected his wife, Liz (Patricia Hastie), have drifted so far apart that he’s unaware of her carrying on an affair practically right under his nose. To add insult to injury, her lover is the local realtor (Matthew Lillard) who stands to make a fortune in commissions should Matt follow through with tentative plans to sell all the property in the trust to a developer.