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  • Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Description: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: R

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  • 025192066856

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The kids are all right

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Call number: DVD Comedy Kids

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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DVD release of the 2010 motion picture.

Special features: The journey to forming a family; "making of" featurette; the writer's process; feature commentary with Lisa Cholodenko.

Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska.

Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth.

DVD; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1; dual layer.

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The Kids Are All Right

Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are a lesbian couple who had two kids, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson) using the same sperm donor. At the request of her brother, Joni tracks down the donor, Paul (Mark Ruffalo), and the movie depicts his entrance into the family’s lives. Paul’s presence causes tension both between Joni and her mothers and within Nic and Jules’s own relationship.

The acting in The Kids Are All Right is spot-on. Bening and Moore do an excellent job making their characters’ relationship believable and natural. As Caroline pointed out, they manage to get the audience caring about the couple quickly, so that when things start to become strained, we care. Ruffalo plays Paul with such charm, winning the audience over the same way Paul wins over the kids. I will not make a pun about Wasikowska’s and Hutcherson’s performances. Instead, I will tell you that they were fine.

One of the things I love about watching less mainstream movies like The Kids Are All Right is that I never know where they’re headed; one of the things I dislike is that they often don’t wrap up enough at the end. That was one of my few complaints with The Kids Are All Right, though I won’t tell you what I wanted to know more about because of spoilers.

this is okay...

as an lgbta movie or film it does deserve oscar consideration it's naive take on teenage male sexuality oppose advanced sexual styling centrally placed lesbian couple leads me believe product study genre as in what it really takes make gay movie, but it's unpleasant largely consequence free drug use combined set post space age reproductive methods it's all quite camp drawn together out of loose strands advocate & out weekly magazine articles...

worth a watch

Good acting by Bening and Moore, but I wished the film had focused more on the kids and how their relationships with their mothers changed after meeting their sperm donor "father". You get more insight into the changing dynamics of the mothers' relationship than you did the children.

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