Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Kids Are All Right

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are engaged in a lesbian relationship and have two teenage children from sperm donor Mark Ruffalo. The kids track down the donor and his entry into the family's lives places the various relationships under unprecedented strain.

'The Kids Are All Right' is well titled. Both children handle the intrusion of their donor father into their lives with casual ease whilst their 'moms', as the lesbian parents are repeatedly referred to in the film, feel torn and threatened.

There is something strangely flat about this film. The actors each perform believably and I like how the teenagers take the lesbian parenting in their stride but somehow the relationships between the three adults doesn't click for me. Maybe the weight of the film's stereotypes is too much.

It is not a bad film but I was expecting better.


  1. I've gone back and forth about seeing this. Still not sure I care to. Maybe I'll wait and see if it gets any Oscar noms.

  2. Mark Ruffalo can make a donation to me anytime.