The Kids Are All Right

Getting ready for the upcoming award season? Be sure to see The Kids Are All Right, one of the most popular new DVD (and Blu-ray) titles at the Library.

Starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a couple in a long-term relationship struggling with complex challenges, including their son’s desire to meet his biological (donor) father, played by Mark Ruffalo, "Kids" as a warm and witty film. Bening and Moore are both nominated for Golden Globes in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. "The Kids Are All Right," directed by Lisa Cholodenko, is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Excellent performances make this emotionally honest film a must see.

Check out Lisa Cholodenko’s other films, High Art (1998), with Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, and Radha Mitchell inhabiting a creepy cool NYC art world fueled by drugs and dashed dreams, and Laurel Canyon (2002), in which Frances McDormand plays a free-spirited, successful record producer whose uptight Harvard grad son (Christian Bale) moves to LA for his residency with his fiancee (Kate Beckinsale) in tow. Both films, which are in the Library's DVD collection, feature great casts who give memorable performances.

Update: Bening won the Golden Globe for her category and has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. "The Kids Are All Right" has been nominated for Best Picture and Mark Ruffalo has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.