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The Descendants Trailer: George Clooney Examines Life In Hawaii

The Ides of March may have been released to great reviews, but apparently it won't even be the best George Clooney movie released in 2011. The Descendants, the new film from director Alexander Payne, received glowing remarks by critics after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month and is already predicted to be a serious contender come awards season at the beginning of next year. The first trailer premiered all the way back in May, but with the November 18th release date coming up soon, Fox Searchlight has sent out another.

Check out the new preview below or in HD over on Apple (opens in new tab).

What I find interesting about this trailer is that it's actually much more of a teaser than the first one that was released. The earlier preview told us about the plot and Clooney's character, but this one is really more about establishing the aesthetic and the tone. As a result I'm sure not it's as effective, but I'll leave that judgement up to you loyal viewers.

In the movie George Clooney plays Matt King, a wealthy land baron living in Hawaii, who is forced to reconnect with his family when his wife is involved in a terrible boating accident. What King doesn't realize is that his wife was actually having an affair and he is forced to reexamine his life. The first Alexander Payne movie since 2004's Sideways, The Descendants is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings. For more about the film, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.

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