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.
2010106 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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Reviews & comments

Hilarious

The film is a 'dramedy' but I remember it as a comedy more, and that is definitely no insult to the story. This film is hilarious. Go see it. But on the story, it is original and very good, but not fantastic. Bening and Moore create a realistic marriage with their kids. There are many issues of modern society that the film faces (including same-sex...

4.0
0

Some like it hot

Cool movie. Different, with an offbeat humour and character you don't see every day. There's nothing like a dysfunctionally functional family to make you feel more normal. Some hilarious scenarios still make me laugh.

4.0
0

Decent film

This is a film about two lesbians who have two kids. The kids decide to find the sperm donor that fathered them and things kind of go from there. There are solid performances from Anette Bening, Julianne Moore as the lesbians, and Mark Ruffalo as the sperm donor. This film was enjoyable and I recommend it

3.0
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That was that

As my friend said to me as we left "Well, that was that!" And that about all it was.

2.0
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not as good as i expected

sad to say i found this a very lame movie. i would have thought with such leading ladies as miss bening and miss moore, i would have been more impressed. the story line was lacking. the kids held it together as did the gorgeous mark ruffalo.

2.0
0

emotional intelligence required

Beautiful movie, requires a little bit of emotional intelligence so if you are an ….”a mate..woof woof more doggy kind of a person” it’s not for you.

5.0
0

it was ok

it was ok

2.0
0

Hmm

I couldn't quite believe that the mothers ever had a relationship that could have worked before this movie. Which made the film, unrealistic. Otherwise a good film with pouches of averageness.

3.0
0

absolutely loved it!!!

5.0
0

The Kids Are Brilliant!

Really, really enjoyed this film. Have been waiting awhile for its release and was so impressed by it. Was especially impressed with Moore and Ruffalo...brilliant acting. It is a hilariously funny piece of film thats script is written to a tee. I did however, not really understand the lack of resolution regarding Ruffalo's character Paul.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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."

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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."

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0

Hilarious

The film is a 'dramedy' but I remember it as a comedy more, and that is definitely no insult to the story. This film is hilarious. Go see it. But on the story, it is original and very good, but not fantastic. Bening and Moore create a realistic marriage with their kids. There are many issues of modern society that the film faces (including same-sex...

4.0
0

Some like it hot

Cool movie. Different, with an offbeat humour and character you don't see every day. There's nothing like a dysfunctionally functional family to make you feel more normal. Some hilarious scenarios still make me laugh.

4.0
0

Decent film

This is a film about two lesbians who have two kids. The kids decide to find the sperm donor that fathered them and things kind of go from there. There are solid performances from Anette Bening, Julianne Moore as the lesbians, and Mark Ruffalo as the sperm donor. This film was enjoyable and I recommend it

3.0
0

That was that

As my friend said to me as we left "Well, that was that!" And that about all it was.

2.0
0

not as good as i expected

sad to say i found this a very lame movie. i would have thought with such leading ladies as miss bening and miss moore, i would have been more impressed. the story line was lacking. the kids held it together as did the gorgeous mark ruffalo.

2.0
0

emotional intelligence required

Beautiful movie, requires a little bit of emotional intelligence so if you are an ….”a mate..woof woof more doggy kind of a person” it’s not for you.

5.0
0

it was ok

it was ok

2.0
0

Hmm

I couldn't quite believe that the mothers ever had a relationship that could have worked before this movie. Which made the film, unrealistic. Otherwise a good film with pouches of averageness.

3.0
0

absolutely loved it!!!

5.0
0

The Kids Are Brilliant!

Really, really enjoyed this film. Have been waiting awhile for its release and was so impressed by it. Was especially impressed with Moore and Ruffalo...brilliant acting. It is a hilariously funny piece of film thats script is written to a tee. I did however, not really understand the lack of resolution regarding Ruffalo's character Paul.

4.0
0