Shailene Woodley is among one of the stars of this touching movie. Rewarded with a Golden Globe nomination herself, she has rightly been picking up praise for a mature and impressive performance as the daughter of George Clooney's land baron Matt King.
Digital Spy sat down with Woodley to discuss her character Alexandra, shooting in Hawaii and working with director Alexander Payne and "superhuman" Clooney.
"He's such a genuine guy and so down-to-earth that you feel you're equals. There's no uncertainty or uncomfortableness - he's such a great guy."
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The Descendants opens in UK cinemas on January 27.