Posted: 11/16/2011 6:42:12 AM
Clooney stars as real-estate lawyer Matt King, whose wife Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) falls into a coma after a serious boating accident.
By all accounts, she has been a bit of a wild child her whole life, but now there is little hope that she is going to make it.
Matt, who has not been the most available or hands-on father, must now take care of the couple's two daughters on his own: 17-year-old boarding school rebel Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and 10-year-old troublemaker Scottie (Amara Miller).
Alexandra drops a bombshell when she tells her father that Elizabeth was having an affair at the time of her accident.
Matt is understandably incensed by the discovery, but he also is curious to find out who this guy is, and his bumbling attempts at casual stalking provide some much-needed comic relief.
As if all this were not enough to handle, Matt's enormous family has put him in charge of deciding what to do with the 25,000 acres of pristine land on Kauai that they have inherited from their royal Hawaiian ancestors.