Get Ready! Movies to See Before the Oscars

Want to know who you should be rooting for at the Feb. 26 awards show? These are the movies to see this week! (18 Photos)

Nisha Gopalan on Feb 17, 2012 at 2:06PM

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Get Ready! Movies to See Before the Oscars

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The Descendants

Directed by Alexander Payne (Sideways), this dramedy stars George Clooney as an absentee father who must raise his daughters (Amara Miller and Shailene Woodley, both in breakout roles) after his cheating wife (Patricia Hastie) suffers a coma-inducing accident.

Why It's Worth Seeing: It's this year's The Kids Are All Right. With emphasis on smart dialogue, nuanced performances and no-shortage of tear-jerking moments , this indie has become a critical favorite. And the unforgettable turn by Clooney -- who nabbed one of the film's five Golden Globe nominations -- has widely been hailed as the best performance of his career.

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