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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
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Studios ; Focus Features and Gilbert Films present an Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films production ; a film by Lisa Cholodenko ; produced by Gary Gilbert ... [et. al.] ; written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg ; directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Performers: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1), NTSC, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround.
Other Language: English or dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Fathers and daughters Drama. Mothers and daughters Drama. Families Drama. Lesbian mothers Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Fathers and daughters
Mothers and daughters
Families
Lesbian mothers
Publisher No: 62114509
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Jun 05, 2014
  • johncruse rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Made me sick.

May 19, 2014
  • biffblack rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Morally offensive, in terms of the way the Ruffalo character gets shafted, while the smug, self-righteous Annette Bening caricature is held aloft as some sort of beacon of family values, when really she's just a condescending, ersatz liberal slime. The movie, unfortunately, doesn't just portray her mindset; it shares and endorses it.

Jun 09, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

A bit too predictable and full of cliches.

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).

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Apr 24, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012
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Dec 30, 2010
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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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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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Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

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