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The Kids Are All Right (2010)The Kids Are All Right (2010)

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

A deftly written and very funny meditation on family values.

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.9

movie

United States of America

English

Emotional, Funny, Grown-up Comedy

2010

Female director, Lisa Cholodenko

Annette Bening, Eddie Hassell, Eric Eisner

106 min

Synopsis

Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other.

Our Take

8.9
Ras DelTaro

Sit back, relax, and wait for the feels. With amazing performances from an ensemble cast, including Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Annette Bening, as well as excellent directing; The Kids Are Alright is a highly realistic yet entertaining take on families, growing up as children, and growing as parents. Moore and Bening play a gay LA couple, whose two kids meet their biological father, a goofy, laid-back sperm donor, portrayed perfectly by Ruffalo. Nominated for four Oscars and awarded with two Golden Globes, The Kids Are Alright is an arresting, authentic, and astute indie comedy-drama, and a pleasure to watch. Director Lisa Cholodenko and her talented cast have really created something special here!

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