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"Alexander Payne has made his best film yet," says The Hollywood Reporter of this moving, funny tale from the director of "Sideways." George Clooney delivers an Oscar(R)-nominated performance as a Hawaiian real-estate lawyer and absentee-father of two girls who is thunderstruck when a horrific boating accident leaves his wife comatose. Suddenly, he finds himself forced to cope with the imminent loss of his partner, the bombshell discovery that she was cheating on him and the need by his daughters for him to be a real father--all while he tries to make a decision to sell or retain his family trust: 25,000 acres of undeveloped land on Kauai. An Oscar®-winner for Best Adapted Screenplay; nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture.

Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges and Judy Greer co-star. Directed by Alexander Payne; screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash, based upon the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

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