If you had said a year ago, “Alexander Payne‘s first movie since Sideways, starring George Clooney, and set in Hawaii,” I would have said “I’ll be there!”
But now that very movie is here — The Descendants — and I just don’t want to see it. I don’t want to see George Clooney fight with his emotionally wounded teenage daughters. I don’t want to see lessons being learned. I don’t want to hear that quirky indie movie music.
Payne and Clooney have terrific track records. The reviews are spectacular. I even like Beau Bridges. But I really, really don’t want to see this movie. Does that make me a bad person?