Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church have dynamic chemistry in Payne's road trip movie, a genre he and I both apparently have a soft spot for. This is often cited as his masterpiece, but "The Descendants" is still one of my all-time favorites, though I can see the acclaim this movie garnered. It's very character-driven, and Giamatti really expresses midlife frustration and depression in general very well. Haden is his opposite, his old college roommate always looking for a thrill with the ladies. The soundtrack was jazzy and fun, the performances layered and it has some very funny, very adult moments that make this for the older teens.