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

The son of a same-sex couple seeks out the sperm donor who made his birth possible in this comedy from writer/director Lisa Cholodenko. The committed parents of two teenage children, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), are… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Its emotional pull remains consistent to the end.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Definitions of family, love and friendship all get put to the test with wit and warmth in The Kids Are All Right, one of the year's most honest and endearing films.

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

We're shown real life problems in a fictional story that gives us real life solutions. Bravo Lisa, your film is more than all right.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

Sophisticated and funny, but once you get past the unusual premise and the fact that the main couple is realistically portrayed, there's nothing surprising about it.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Here are five gifted actors at the top of their games as five characters in search of what makes a family.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Bening hoists this heavy-handed dramedy high with a burst of superhuman strength. And all you can do is sit in awe.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It's a terrific film.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Cholodenko understands that the family, any family, remains a primal source for drama that is both mirthful and maddening.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A twist on the traditional family drama, where every character has depth and deserves redemption.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Annette Bening gives a stunning performance, but it's also a mix of situations and a high level of authenticity and tension that allow for The Kids Are All… More
Louis Rogers
A really outstanding drama. Quirky and funny without ever, ever being irritating, a string of perfect performances, perfectly cast, and notably the young stars… More
Drake Tsui
TKAAR is sort of the most perfect dramedy I've seen on the subject of marriage and family values. The cast of "modern characters" are all… More
Daniel Perry
This may well be the performance of Julianne Moore's career, in which we see her roll several of her previous types into an incredible character who's… More
Rubia Carolina
What to say about The Kids Are All Right? Some good moments, but couldn't see any sophistication or humour. It's a high concept movie wich only… More
Anthony Lawrie
The Kids Are All Right make a nice change from all the awful Hollywood comedies about kids searching and finding their sperm donor fathers. This is probably a… More

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