Trivia: The Descendants
- Career Resurrection: After falling out of the Hollywood limelight in the early-2000s, Matthew Lillard's well-received role as the man Elizabeth was cheating with got him back on the radar and lined him up with several other dramatic live-action roles, including a stint on FX's The Bridge and playing antagonist to Clint Eastwood in Trouble With The Curve
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Deputy Kimball is one of Elizabeth's friends.
- Elizabeth was cheating on Matt with Shaggy (or perhaps Daniel Frye.)
- Matt's eldest daughter is a Divergent.
- Kitty Sanchez is the wife of the man Elizabeth is cheating on Matt with.
- Playing Against Type:
- George Clooney garnered arguably the most praise of his career for playing a character who is neither the slyest or most intelligent man in the room, but just a stressed-out father dealing with his dying wife and estranged children.
- Similarly, Matthew Lillard proved he can play a straight, dramatic role against an A-lister and got a Career Resurrection out of it.
- Judy Greer, usually known for her comedic roles, gives a suprisingly understated and powerful performance.