Real-life parallels in 'The Descendants' - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Real-life parallels in 'The Descendants'

Posted: Updated:

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 'The Descendants' tells the story of a man, played by George Clooney, struggling to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident and is left in a coma. He also has to decide whether to sell the family's land, which was handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Randy Roth is a law professor at the University of Hawaii, who advised the filmmakers on trust law. He shared his experience with us on Sunrise.

Copyright 2011 by Hawaii News Now. All Rights Reserved.