Earlier this month, we got a teaser of director Alexander Payne's hotly awaited 'The Descendants,' and now the full-length trailer for the George Clooney vehicle has landed.

In the clip, Clooney's character tries to reconnect with his two young daughters (Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller) after his wife is injured in a boating accident. His noble attempt at providing normalcy comes undone when his elder daughter Alexandra (Woodley) reveals that his wife had been cheating on him.

Lushly shot and delicately observant, the barely-two minutes of footage here is reminiscent of Payne's Oscar-winning 'Sideways,' and that's a very good thing. (This is Payne's first film in seven years.) 'The Descendants' opens in theaters Dec. 16.

Check out the trailer after the jump.