Signed by Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning film, in vino veritas, descendants is located in Hawaii and follows the unpredictable journey of an American family at a crossroads. Matt King (George Clooney), a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine the past and to carve a path toward the future when his wife has an accident with a boat in Waikiki. Clumsily trying to turn the relationship with his daughters – Scottie precocious 10 year (Amara Miller) and rebellious Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) 17 years – while struggling with a decision to sell family land. Inherited from the Royal Hawaiian Nation and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last virgin parcels of tropical beaches on the islands.
When Alexandra dropped the bomb that her mother was in the middle of an amorous adventures when he had the accident, Matt has to reconsider life, not to mention heritage in monumental decision a week. With his daughters after he embarks on a random search of his wife’s lover. Along the way, during meetings funny problematic and transcendent, he realizes he’s finally on track to rebuild their lives and homes.