2011-02-07

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)

This light comedy about a one of a kind family is just so all right! With Annette Benning, Mark Ruffalo and one of my favorite actress out there Julianne Moore.

The lesbian couple formed by Benning and Moore has had two children from the same sperm donor. The two teenagers attaining adulthood want to meet their biological "donor". As you might bet this encounter will change the dynamics and the life of this entire united family.

This story is never overdramatic nor too light. It's the kind of film you watch with a bottle of wine and let the flow carry you aboard.

I rank this kind of comedy in the same category of indie films I appreciated like Little Miss Sunshine, Juno, & The Squid and the Whale. As you've probably noticed, those are all Oscar nominated pictures. I tend to think that the Academy wants to feel better about itself by nominating those indie inpired films each year just to get them around and notice about them but never giving them the grand prize... Don't get me wrong, I like indie films but sometimes a so-so film like Up in the Air gets nominated for that kind of reason. It's not always good when it's indie!

Happily, The Kids Are All Right is a very clever film with fine acting and a good soul! I hope it will do good on the evening of February 27th.

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