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.
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."
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.