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Tuesday 22 November 2011

The Descendants

After reading the synopsis I almost added this one to this month’s Trailer Park.... almost. I'm not sure why I watched the trailer but I'm glad I did. It was pretty good.

George Clooney is an interesting character. In half his films he plays George Clooney and the other half he is a decent actor. Not that I've seen all of his movies... He even won an Oscar for Syrianna, in which he plays George Clooney acting. Hmmm, I guess that’s the third side. Now that I think about it he was the third side in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Maybe the third side is really the first side and the second side is still the decent actor. Maybe this posting should be called confusions of a blogging mind.

Where was I? The Descendants is the story of a man who calls himself "the back-up parent... the understudy." His wife has an accident and he must step up and become a full time parent to his two daughters, one is post-pubescent, one is pre-pubescent. We never actually see the wife in the trailer but we learn that she has been having an affair and the post-pubescent daughter knew about it and is acting out her anger. The synopsis describes something about needing to sell the family house that has been in the family for years, but the trailer only focuses on the human conflict.

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. How does this sound interesting or important or relevant? Well, it doesn't but for some reason I found the trailer compelling. I also made the wife watch it just to be sure the soy milk that I used to drink hadn't altered my hormones. When the trailer ended she looked at me and said, "hmm, let's see this film." I told her that just because I liked the trailer doesn’t mean I’ll be seeing the film AND there's a difference between being in touch with your feminine side and actually touching your feminine side.

Yeah, this will be a date night movie.


  1. Do you ever actually watch a MOVIE?

  2. Thank you for your comment.

    I do watch movies (please check postings that begin with "VIEWED." I also post stats at the end of each month on trailers reviewed vs. movies actually viewed.

    Sadly, I don't get around to watching everything but the point of Beerbohmtastic is to review trailers. It isn't meant to be taken too seriously.

    Thanks for reading and please send your recommendations for movies to actually view and I'll do my best to see them.

  3. Greggie, the Curmudgeon23 November 2011 at 14:23

    Touching and getting in touch with my fem - think I'll give this a go too. And plum forgot Clooney directed Confessions - another shining example from the dude who got his (sad) start on Golden Girls - a far cry from Syrianna, huh?

  4. George Clooney. The only remotely interesting work he's done is the Oceans series and ER. Also, a quick review of Clooney box office receipts reveals most of his movies dont make any profits.

    Hollywood is subsidizing this guy. The free market has rejected him. Time to move on.

  5. Box office receipts don't always reflect how good a movie is, just how popular. But you are right about him being subsidized. I recently saw a list of "subsidized" actors. Pretty surprising to see some big names there.
    Thanks for the comments.