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George Clooney Hates His Daughter's Boyfriend in 'The Descendants' Clip

Sep 09, 2011 | 6:10am EDT

The upcoming film The Descendants is a family drama (not at all devoid of humor) about a man (George Clooney) who, in the aftermath of his wife's boating accident, attempts to reconnect with his daughters and confront the man with whom his wife has been having an affair. In case none of this appeals to you, bear in mind that the film is directed by Alexander Payne, the earnest and sophisticated writer/director who created Sideways, About Schmidt, and, best of all, Election.

The below clip features Matt King (Clooney) meeting, without much enthusiasm, the new boyfriend Sid (Nick Krause) of his older daughter (Shailene Woodley). Clearly, things are just beginning to "not go as planned" for Clooney's character in the clip. This small snippet of footage should give you an idea why the movie's already getting tons of buzz out of the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.

The Descendants reaches theaters November 23.

Source: Indiewire

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