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Rated R · 104 minutes · 2010

Comedy drama
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo deliver some of the year’s finest performances in director Lisa Cholodenko’s funny, emotional tornado of a movie. Moore and Bening play Jules and Nic, a lesbian couple with two children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) conceived through artificial insemination. The kids choose to meet their biological father (Ruffalo, who has never been so good), and all sorts of complications—both funny and heart-wrenching—ensue. This is a great movie about the challenge of keeping a marriage afloat as the years pile on, and the kids get older. Bening and Moore are so good that it hurts; they have major chemistry. Ruffalo gets high marks for his portrayal of a super-charming bastard of a man.


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Official Site: filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/the_kids_are_all_right
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Producer: Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Lundberg, Steven Saxton, Ron Stein, Christy Cashman, Anne O'Shea, Riva Marker, Andrew Sawyer, Neil Katz and J. Todd Harris
Cast: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell, Zosia Mamet, Yaya DaCosta and Joaquín Garrido

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Indy Week Too-tame tale of two mommies in The Kids Are All Right This may be filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko's attempt to show that the bumps and bruises of a gay marriage are just like those in a straight marriage, but that only means she's telling too familiar a story. by Scott Renshaw 07/28/2010
Boise Weekly New On DVD: The Kids are All Right ... ... Even though their mothers are crazy. by George Prentice 11/03/2010
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Charleston City Paper Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play house The kids are all right in The Kids Are All Right. The adults are pretty screwed up — though not in a bad way. They're messed up in a normal way, a way that comes from living a full, complicated adult life wherein you don't always make the best decisions and don't run away from the consequences when you do. Wherein you make some damn good decisions and enjoy the happiness it brings until the bad decisions threaten to smack you and ask you, "What were you thinking?" And, indeed, you have to ask yourself, "What was I thinking?" by MaryAnn Johanson 07/28/2010
The Coast Halifax The Kids Are All Right is more than alright Art house queen Lisa Cholodenko has succeeded in creating a mainstream movie about families and partnership. by Hillary Titley 07/22/2010
Creative Loafing Atlanta The Kids Are All Right Modern flick finds old-fashioned laughs in nontraditional family structures by Curt Holman 07/15/2010
East Bay Express Girls, Girls, Girls Swedish avenger (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and suburban lesbian moms (The Kids Are All Right). by Kelly Vance 07/07/2010
Memphis Flyer Modern Family The Kids Are All Right is just alright. by Addison Engelking 07/29/2010
Chicago Reader The Nature of Nurture Two of the year's best films address extremes of parenting. by J.R. Jones 07/08/2010
Portland Mercury Daddy Dearest The Kids Are All Right: Finally, a movie uses Mark Ruffalo's sperm as a major plot point. by Alison Hallett 07/15/2010

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