Fall 2011 movie highlights
The Descendants Isn’t it funny? You can go a whole year with no George Clooney, then he can’t be escaped. This film, about a Hawaiian land baron who reconnects with his daughters, teams Clooney with the writer and director Alexander Payne, who hasn’t made a film since 2006’s “Sideways.’’ The pairing sounds right. And it’ll be fascinating to see whether Payne has found the tone necessary to convince us that the wonderfully gawky character actress Judy Greer could be Clooney’s wife.
Out: Nov. 23