— by JESSIKA OWENS —
“The Kids Are All Right” has some positive buzz surrounding it this year (from Sundance), and who better to distribute the film than Focus Features? This is right up their alley. And Julianne Moore and Annette Bening playing lesbian life partners? There is reason No. 2 to whet your appetite for this flick. Mark Ruffalo, the unaware sperm donor to Moore and Bening’s characters, is reason No. 3 my friends. And if three reasons aren’t enough…Mia Wasikowska, hot off the Hatter’s trail, also has a leading role.
The film seems as though it might be a little political at times, which I understand turns some people off, but I think if people look past any hidden agendas, they will see what the cinemas lack as of late: quality acting. The story itself seems very contemplative and also very current (listen to me, I’m Simon Cowell).
Jules (Moore) and Nic (Bening) are partners raising two children, Joni (Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), who were conceived by means of artificial insemination. The two want to meet and get to know their father, Paul (Ruffalo). At first thought, the plot doesn’t seem entirely too interesting, it is reminiscent of “If These Walls Could Talk Too,” only taking place later on down the road. I think that the cast itself will make this film interesting as well as enjoyable. The plot points set up emotional scenes, no pressure on the writers or director.
I can’t wait to check this flick out, I think it’s going to be well written, directed, acted and it just screams great soundtrack.
(And look at that, I made it through this whole analysis without mentioning The Who.)
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