The Descendants Script

Script by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Nat Faxon (Screenplay), Jim Rash (Screenplay), Kaui Hart Hemmings (Novel)
Directed by:Alexander Payne
Year:2011

Plot:With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
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Sideways Script

Script by:Rex Pickett (Novel), Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)
Directed by:Alexander Payne
Year:2004

Plot:Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
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Jurassic Park III Script

Script by:Michael Crichton (Characters), Peter Buchman (Writer), Alexander Payne (Writer), Jim Taylor (Writer)
Directed by:Joe Johnston
Year:2001

Plot:In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Script

Script by:Barry Fanaro (Screenplay), Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)
Directed by:Dennis Dugan
Year:2007

Plot:Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy's guys, loyal to the core – which is why, when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. However, things get dicey when a bureaucrat comes calling, and the boys are forced to present a picture of domestic bliss.
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Election Script

Script by:Alexander Payne (Screenplay), Jim Taylor (Screenplay)
Directed by:Alexander Payne
Year:1999

Plot:A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
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About Schmidt Script

Script by:Louis Begley (Author), Alexander Payne (Screenplay)
Directed by:Alexander Payne
Year:2002

Plot:66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys him, and he disapproves of the man his daughter is about to marry. When his wife suddenly dies, he sets out to postpone the imminent marriage of his daughter to a man he doesn't like, while coping with discoveries about his late wife and himself in the process.
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