The Kids Are All Right (2010)

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Critic 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.

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Two teenaged children get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and re-re-defined.
Rating:
R (for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Zosia Mamet
as Sasha
Lisa Eisner
as Stella
Sasha Spielberg
as Waify Girl
James MacDonald
as Clay's Dad
Margo Victor
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Kids Are All Right

All Critics (209) | Top Critics (41)

Its emotional pull remains consistent to the end.

Full Review… | January 30, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 29, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

It's a terrific film.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2010
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 22, 2010
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 16, 2010
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Kids Are All Right

½

I don't know why this film is labeled a comedy since it has nothing to laugh about. In fact, it is a pathetic little drama that wants to make you feel liberal accepting a family of lesbians, but the characters are poorly developed, the conflicts are artificial and clichéd, and the story lacks dramatic drive.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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 Right to shine. It is an enjoyable, and ultimately, heartwarming watch.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

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 incredibly colorful in their own right but through their interactions with each other become truly authentic. Their rounded/layered characterizations is what really makes the film shine, transcending the politically provoking/gimmicky premise. It's a great story, that manages to map the sophisticated issues and struggles of each character gracefully without feeling staged whilst delivering a satisfying ending that isn't obnoxiously hollywood. Also I'd like to add, the film is outright hilarious! Which balances very well with the heavy drama explored through and through.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

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