It is rare that a soundtrack matches a movie in its genius.
Whilst watching The Descendants it is impossible to ignore the stunning slack-key music that combines elements of Hawaiian guitar rhythms and melodic riffs. The music and the plot are so intertwined that at all moments of revelation and inspiration in the script we as viewers and listeners are treated with emotion arousing acoustic beauties.
I enjoyed the deliberate parallel between the musical heritage of Hawaii and the scripted history of the protagonist's family in the movie.
The emotional elements of the soundtrack will not help those that are likely to be teary-eyed. It will inevitably improve your experience of the movie and arouse immense feelings towards all of the characters.