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The Kids Are All Right

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Kids Are All Right


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Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. But when the kids secretly track down their "donor dad," an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone.
Title: The kids are all right
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Home Video,, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: The journey to forming a family ; the making of "The kids are all right" ; the writer's process ; feature commentary with Lisa Cholodenko.
Summary: Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. But when the kids secretly track down their "donor dad," an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone.
Audience: MPAA rating R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use.
Alternate Title: Kids are alright
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Report This Jun 09, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Report This Jan 21, 2013
  • stse88 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Movie is all right. Pun intended. But not sure what the fuss is about.

Report This Aug 29, 2012
  • KerstinB rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not bad... had some laughs & was mildly entertaining. Julianne Moore was believable, I really liked her character. The ending was disappointing. You're left to wonder what the point was.

I took out this movie because josh Hutcherson was in it but i regret taking it out. This movie has a lot of innapropiate parts and its not for childen. I turned it off after a couple of mintues, it is really bad, you should not take it out!

Report This Jul 12, 2012
  • longlivesmilies rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Terrible movie, not realistic at all and not very entertaining either. I ended up fast forwarding through most of the last half of the movie because it was only getting worse.

Report This Jun 21, 2012
  • raydat51 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I'm sorry, I don't understand what the fuss was about for this movie. Annette Benning does the uptight mom thing from American Beauty, Julianne Moore does the adrift woman who gets naked on her spouse with another person thing (see Chloe) and Mark Ruffalo does the amiable not so nice guy thing. Stir together, shake well and you get this movie; in love with itself and navel gazing. I found it cliched. Story lines were allowed to just peter out. Save your viewing time for a movie that really explores a long term relationship or the reality of love (see Robert Duvall and the incomparable Tess Harper in Tender Mercies). This is a yawner.

Report This May 07, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A bit too predictable and full of cliches.

Report This Apr 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not as great as it thinks it is. Good performances that went unrecognized from Julianne Moore, Josh Hutchinson, and Mia Waczikow.... (that's too many consonants) um, the daughter. The kids weren't the focus, despite what the title may indicate; this film revolves around a lesbian couple and their marital and personal tribulations (which, in a way, is kind of the backwards-come-forwards irony-infused point, that the children were considered to be all right and so were neglected, but in a way, the children were all right as they were the most stable figures in the story). Either way, this film is okay, but not a family film, due to some sex scenes, nudity, inappropriate language, and just the general story likely being unappealing to anyone under, say, sixteen (and even then, they might not have a taste for this kind of film).

Report This Feb 27, 2012
  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This was like watching Rachel Getting Married - slow pace, one-dimensional characters, and bad dialogue. Nutshell: The relationship wasn't believable, real couples don't call each other Honey in every single sentence, offensive stereotyping, the substance abuse issue is never addressed, there's little to no soundtrack so the film moves at an even slower and more awkward pace, no chemistry between any of the characters, etc... As another reviewer mentioned, you can leave the room for awhile and not miss a thing. I recommend you watch Tipping the Velvet, instead. It's an odd little film but the casting is perfect and the relationship is believable.

Report This Jan 23, 2012
  • Theodora3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For the first time much to the dismay of some of the heterosexuals out there we have a film with an average lesbian couple with their average problems and infidelities and melodrama. The wonder is that the director made an excellent funny compassionate film nominated for an Academy Award with this material. I recommend it especially for closet homophobes. Mia Wasikovska, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Annette Bening all top notch.

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Report This Apr 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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  • Saint_Mirin rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Apr 24, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A lesbian couple with two children are forced to confront their marital and personal troubles when the sperm donor they used shows up at their door unexpectedly.

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Report This Mar 25, 2013
  • jessadam2 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I put this one off for a while. I'm glad I did, it was well worththe wait.

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Report This Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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