The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

Independent filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko's (Laurel Canyon) third feature, a Berlin Film Festival winning comedy-drama with Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo.

Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are in a long term, committed relationship. Nic is a physician who needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, an unsuccessful entrepreneur, is less self-assured. They have two teenaged children, Joni (Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Cirque du Freak's Josh Hutcherson), born of each woman from the same unknown sperm donor. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to head off to uni, Laser pleads with her to try and contact their 'father'. Reluctantly, she does, and so Paul (Mark Ruffalo) – a co-op farmer and restaurateur – is introduced to the family...

Winner for Best Film, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress (Bening) at the 2010 Golden Globes. Teddy (best feature) Award winner at Berlin International Film Festival 2010.
2010Rating: R16, contains offensive language & sex scenes106 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
Lisa Cholodenko ('Laurel Canyon', 'High Art', TV's 'The L Word', TV's 'Six Feet Under')
Writer:
Lisa CholodenkoStuart Blumberg
Cast:
Annette BeningJulianne MooreMark RuffaloMia WasikowskaJosh HutchersonYaya DaCostaKunal Sharma

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The Kids Are All Right / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Sparked by wonderfully lived-in performances from Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right is alright, if not up to the level of writer-director Lisa Cholodenko's earlier pair of new bohemian dramas, "High Art" and "Laurel Canyon."

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TVNZ

TVNZ

It's the tale of a pair of siblings Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) who, despite living with their two moms Nic and Jules (Bening and Moore), decide they want to know who their father is.

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Total Film

Total Film

Though meandering and sometimes smug, Kids is a Sundance-mainstream crossover that should make 2010 best lists and inspire thankfulness for the family you have.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is outrageously funny without ever exaggerating for comic effect, and heartbreaking with only minimal melodramatic embellishment.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Moore and Bening are superb actors here, evoking a marriage of more than 20 years, and all of its shadings and secrets, idealism and compromise.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This love letter to gay-marriage supporters is respectably entertaining filmmaking, it's just not exceptional.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A witty, warm exploration of family life that's conventional and unconventional in equal measure.

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