The Descendants script
Synopsis: The Descendants is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. The screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is based on the novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

MATT (V.O.)

It was exactly what Elizabeth used to

accuse me of.

6 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY 6

Matt continues to observe her.

MATT (V.O.)

Twenty-three days in a coma, and any

day now the doctors will give me their

final verdict if she's going to come

out of it or not. Then I have a

decision to make. Wait, that's wrong.

Liz has a living will.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

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6 CONTINUED:
6

MATT (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Like always, she makes her own

decisions. But I know she's going to

pull through.

His CELLPHONE RINGS.

MATT (CONT'D)

Hi, Noe, what's up?

NOE (ON PHONE)

Matt, you have a call from Scottie's

teacher. She says it's urgent.

MATT:

Yeah, sure. Put her on.

7 INT. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM - DAY 7

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Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne (born Constantine Alexander Payne; February 10, 1961) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), and Nebraska (2013). His films are noted for their dark humor and satirical depictions of contemporary American society. Payne is a two time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director. more…

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