The Descendants had some of the standard cliches which I can still cope with but its just the plot never moved anywhere. Again this movie reimnded me of many movies and the closest was Grace is gone, About Schimdt (which again is from the same director of this movie).
I dont have problems with the slow pace of the movie. I have liked movies slower than this. I have also liked Sideways by the same director.
As a road movie though the movie is watchable.