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.

A SCRAPBOOK:

shows PHOTOS OF ELIZABETH lying in her hospital bed. The

compositions are odd, the ANGLES uncomfortably CLOSE.

WIDE --

Matt confers with fifth-grade teacher MS. Hayashi and school

counselor MRS. THULL.

MS. HAYASHI

We just don't think these photographs

are appropriate for Scottie to be

sharing with her classmates. Some of

them went home quite disturbed, and we

got some angry calls from parents.

MATT:

Yeah, she's sort of been going to town

with the whole picture-taking thing,

but I had no idea --

MS. HAYASHI

I can't tell you how my heart goes out

to you and your family, but Scottie

just hasn't been herself. Principal

Cruz agrees with us that it maybe would

be better for Scottie to remain at home

with you during this difficult time.

MATT:

Home. See, I would think that sticking

to her normal routine would be the best

thing for her -- you know, keep her

occupied. I wouldn't really know how

to...

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MATT (CONT'D)

I mean, I've kind of got my hands full.

And her sister's away at school on the

Big Island. I don't think Scottie

would really want to hang out with me

when she could be with her friends and

people like you who specialize in

children.

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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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