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THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

 
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At Theaters: 7/7/2010 On Video: 11/16/2010
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 44 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 559920
Studio: Focus Features
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Laser, the 15-year-old wants his 18-year-old sister to find their biological dad before she leaves for college. She manages to make contact with their bio dad and find that he is an easygoing restaurateur. As he comes into their lives things change.
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Comedy Drama - This is a gay-themed comedy/drama aimed at adult moviegoers. Fans of the three stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo should be pleased. Adult subject matter, language, and sexual content makes the film inappropriate for children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Annette Bening MOTHER AND CHILD, THE WOMEN, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS
Julianne Moore CHLOE, BLINDNESS, NEXT, CHILDREN OF MEN
Mark Ruffalo SHUTTER ISLAND, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Mia Wasikowska ALICE IN WONDERLAND, DEFIANCE
Josh Hutcherson THE VAMPIRE'S ASSISTANT
Yaya Dacosta TAKE THE LEAD
Director: Lisa Cholodenko CAVEDWELLER, HIGH ART
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Conception and Delivery
Family of Four, Plus One
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PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 16 S-words, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Straight, lesbian, and gay sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Constant alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Comic banter and situations, often sex-related.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good The film gives them convincing, intelligent dialogue, mannerisms that fit and children who, having been raised outside homophobic hysteria, are nice and well-adjusted.

USA Today Full Review
Very Good The Kids Are All Right is probing, poignant and, above all, highly entertaining.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 26 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
6
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
18
Fairly Low
56%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 26 moviegoers:
Most of the adult males enjoyed this movie but their reviews aren't great. Most rated it "Very Good," which equals above average and indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. The female reviews are very mixed. About half enjoyed it quite a bit and half were somewhat to very disappointed. I suspect the strong sexual aspects contributed to the low female reviews.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Nic and Jules (Annette Bening and 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 artificial 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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