The Descendants

I went to see the movie The Descendants this week. I love George Clooney and had heard the buzz about how good the performances were. I did not know anything about the plot, characters or setting. All I knew about this film was that my friend George ( I have a slight crush) was in it.

Sometimes I invent a scenario about a movie before I see it.  In this case I predicted that the movie was going to be about family relationships through out the generations, hence the name The Descendants.

The movie was not what I expected although many reviewers raved about it.  Rotten Tomotoes said, "Funny, moving, and beautifully acted, The Descendants captures the unpredictable messiness of life with eloquence and uncommon grace."

Matt King (Clooney's character) must deal with a comatose wife, an angry teenage daughter and a young daughter who doesn't understand what is going on. He must wrestle with the reality that he hasn't passed anything on to his daughters, and is now in need of a relationship with them.

Mix the drama with a lot of cussing, the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii and the movie, The Descendants unfolds. In my opinion there were some good scenes but not as many as one would expect for such a highly touted film.

My favorite actor in the film was Patricia Hastie who played the comatose wife. Each time she was in the scene I was drawn to her contorted body and her solemn face. Gazing at her hands turned inward and her sallow, pale skin I was reminded me of a dear friend Vicky who is now with Jesus. I wonder what she would say was the most important thing she passed down to her children?

I love that God 

Calls us his Children 
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! I John 3:1

Gives us a Rich Inheritance.
When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:14

Gives us something Valuable to pass on to our Descendants
Proverbs 3:1-35
Deuteronomy 4:9
Deuteronomy 11:18-21

No matter if your kids are grown, or still at home you can pass on a rich inheritance to them.  

What do you want to pass on to your families?

Father, show me what to share with my girls. Direct me as I strive to honor you and build into them the truth of your love and your word


  1. This is a great post. I haven't seen the movie, but I think it is important to always keep those questions your head. Keeps you in perspective. Thank you for this! Thank you also for linking up for Favorite Thing Friday. Now following :)

  2. Hi! Found ya on the Weekend Warrior Blog Hop. Yeah, I'm a couple of days behind. Great blog ya got here!


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