The Descendants Trailer

Looking forward to the long-awaited return of Alexander Payne as a director.

When his last film was out (‘Sideways’, 2004) I was still wearing spiderman pyjamas.

The new film has already spawned a meme site: Who Is He? But still, no matter how long                 Mr Clooney grows old and his beard, he still won’t beat Mr Connery’s You’re The Man Now, Dog!

According to Wikipedia, the protagonist in the new film “tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a serious boating accident.” And, with no sense of irony, they still list it as a ‘comedy.’

Then again, Carol Burnett did once say “Tragedy + time = Comedy”, although she was a notorious drunk who liked the company of Henry Kissinger, so we can go ahead and discount everything she’s ever said or done.

I suppose Payne is already well-known for his dark humour, beginning with his film ‘Citizen Ruth’ back in 1996, which focused on the farcical consequences surrounding an alcoholic pregnant woman. (Well, at least she never drank alone, amiright?)

[pause for laughter and/or disapproval]

Seems not much has changed with Payne. Cue “And i still wear spiderman pyjamas” joke.

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