'Descendants' good, but not as good as we expect from Alexander Payne
Now showing at the Michigan, Rave, Quality 16
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
And yet "The Descendants" has less of those things than the director's previous films. Maybe Payne is getting kinder and gentler in middle age, but his latest foray into tragic-comedy is his least caustic and insightful to date. It's good, but far less than you'd expect from the guy who started his career with the gleefully provocative Citizen Ruth and Election.
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