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The Kids Are All Right [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hutcherson, Annette Bening, Mia Wasikowska
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Focus Features
  • Release Date: Nov. 16 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0041JLUFU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,789 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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It’s all about family.

The most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and the winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, The Kids Are All Right is directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon) from an original screenplay that she wrote with Stuart Blumberg (Keeping the Faith). The movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

Nic and Jules (three-time Academy Award® nominee Annette Bening and four-time Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). Nic and Jules – or, when referred to jointly by Joni, “Moms” – gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them. As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favor. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by donor insemination.

Against her better judgment, Joni honors her brother’s request and manages to make contact with “bio-dad” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves drawn to the confirmed bachelor’s footloose style – especially in contrast to Nic, a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.

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If the relationships that anchor Lisa Cholodenko's warmly funny films appear unconventional, their problems--their pleasures--remain universal. In The Kids Are All Right (no relation to the Who documentary), she takes on a suburban Los Angeles family with two teens, Joni (Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska) and the unfortunately named Laser (Josh Hutcherson, The Bridge to Terabithia), and two mothers, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (an atypically relaxed Julianne Moore), who conceived via artificial insemination. Now that she's heading off to college, Laser urges 18-year-old Joni to seek out their birth father, who lives in the area (her name comes from folksinger Mitchell). Though she hits it off with Paul (Mark Ruffalo, effortlessly charming), a motorcycle-riding restaurant owner, Laser has his doubts (troublingly, the 15-year-old's best friend uses "faggot" as an all-purpose epithet). After they introduce Paul to their parents, allegiances start to shift. While Nic, a doctor, serves as breadwinner (and disciplinarian), Jules, a homemaker-turned-landscape artist, provides the nurturing. Paul, on the other hand, lives free from attachments, inciting both curiosity and suspicion. Furthermore, Jules finds him strangely irresistible, which only expands the fissures in her loving, yet unstable union. As with Laurel Canyon, Cholodenko doesn't just create fully rounded characters, but entire communities. In the end, Kids isn't about children vs. adults as much as the family unit vs. the singular outsider. Though the story concludes on a relatively happy note, it's clear where her allegiances lie. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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I love this movie and find it completely unfair to say that this is all about sex -- the fact that the other reviewer made a point of emphasizing that the characters and skin flick in question are gay makes me more than a little suspicious of the reviewer's biases. It's a relationship movie. Yes, there's sex involved. That's because romantic relationships usually involve sex. It's not hard to see past it to the other emotional content.

This movie is a beautiful story about a family that finds themselves in a social crisis at a difficult point in their lives. The kids are played realistically with a well-observed combination of independence and neediness that feels really authentic. The moms are just as good - really touching in spots and hilarious at other times; both have weaknesses that the other tries to work through and the conflict between them feels really true to life.

The movie's primarily about transitions - in the moms' relationship, and in the kids' lives (college, sperm dad, etc.). Mark Ruffalo's character comes off as a real tool and I, at least, have definitely met people like him and enjoyed seeing the way his interaction with the family plays out. There are a lot of short snippets that give really great insight into the characters without having to explain too much. It's set in California and I loved the moments where there are peeks of the characters' super-granola side (in other words, the times when they're so typically west coast liberal it's funny).

I can see a lot of different people digging this movie - older teens can relate from the kids' perspective and parents would recognize a lot of the difficult and moving moments. Overall, highs and lows, a good rhythm, good acting, well written - if you like dramas, are in your twenties or older and want a good quiet date movie, or are older and into something that'll tweak someheart strings, this is a good choice.
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A beautiful movie. funny and charming
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I would order .. anything with ... these actors in.. em.... I thought the story was well adapted. and .. served a purpose....
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