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The Descendants gets a new trailer

 

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A new trailer has been released for George Clooney's latest film The Descendants , and it's a good one. Check it out above.

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the comedy drama takes a different look at Hawaii.

"My friends think just because I live in Hawaii I live in paradise. Are they insane?" narrates Clooney over sweeping scenes of the island.

The film focusses on a family who are trying to cope after their mother is left in a coma following a serious boating accident.

The trailer shows Matt King (Clooney) trying to reconnect with his two daughters and extended family after the accident.

He also discovers his wife was having an affair, adding to the strain the family is suffering.

Be prepared, The Descendants looks like a weepie. But don't worry: there are a surprising amount of chuckles in there considering the subject matter.

Three new images have also been released:

The Descendants , directed by Sideways ' Alexander Payne, also stars Shailene Woodley and Nick Krause. It opens in the UK on 27 January 2012.

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