MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 80 this week

The Kids Are Alright (1979)

8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 2,536 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 21 critic

From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 02 Sep 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Kids Are Alright (1979)

The Kids Are Alright (1979) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Kids Are Alright.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben
Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance.

Director: Murray Lerner
Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Led Zeppelin concert filmed in Madison Square Garden, New York.

Directors: Peter Clifton, Joe Massot
Stars: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones
Let It Be (1970)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Monterey Pop (1968)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar
Concert for George (Video 2003)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

George Harrison's friends, family, and bandmates unite for a tribute concert on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Director: David Leland
Stars: Malcolm Abbs, Gary Brooker, Joe Brown
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Tommy (1975)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult because of that.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
Are the Kids Alright? (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This documentary examines the crisis in mental health care for children and adolescents at risk. With unprecedented access to families, to the courts, and to psychiatric and correctional ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Bernstein
Stars: James L. Boynton, Mary Elizabeth De Ferreire, Melanie Gantt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Himself (The Who)
...
Himself (The Who)
...
Himself (The Who)
...
Himself (The Who)
...
Himself (as Tommy Smothers)
Jimmy O'Neill ...
Himself
Russell Harty ...
Himself
Melvyn Bragg ...
Himself (as Melvin Bragg)
...
Himself
Mary Ann Zabresky ...
Herself
Michael Leckebusch ...
Himself
Barry Fantoni ...
Himself
Jeremy Paxman ...
Himself
Bob Pridden ...
Himself
...
Himself (as Keith Richard)
Edit

Storyline

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer keith Moon just prior to his death. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Seeing is believing!

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 November 1979 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Dzieciaki sa w porzadku  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In addition to compiling rare clips, Jeff Stein arranged for The Who to film a concert for invited fans. The show, performed at Shepperton Film Studios in London on 25 May 1978, turned out to be Keith Moon's last concert with The Who before his death on 7 September at the age of 32. See more »

Goofs

Rick Danko of The Band is listed in the end credits as appearing in the film, even though his segment was deleted from the final print. See more »

Quotes

Roger Daltrey: My main ambition right now is to get back on the road with the 'orrible 'Oo. The worst rock & roll group in the world...
Interviewer: [off] The worst?
Roger Daltrey: Yeah. You couldn't pick four more horrible geezers who make the worst noise that you've ever heard in your life!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Various clips of stage goodbyes from live appearances of The Who through the years are shown during the closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Cobwebs and Strange
Written by Keith Moon
Performed by The Who
New Ikon Ltd.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best.Movie.Ever! Sort of...
2 March 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In some ways this is best the movie ever. Errrm... make that one way. Let me put it this way. If you're as big a fan of The Who as I am, The Kids Are Alright is as alright as movies get. Director Jeff Stein was probably an even bigger Who-fan than yours truly, and you get that vibe from every aspect of the movie: the chosen footage, the editing and the chosen narrative (or lack thereof) chosen. TKAA is a documentary, but unlike documentary-makers fashionable today Stein didn't set out to make his points in a Michael Moore-ish style, with himself as the narrating voice-over and on-screen interviewer. Stein lets the footage speak for itself, only slightly suggesting conclusions that can be made through editing, and only once serving as an off-screen interviewer.

If there is one point Stein tries to make, it is that the Who were the most interesting/wild/intelligent/contradictory/refined/loony/crude Rock 'n' Roll band in the world. And therefore the most fascinating. He didn't have to turn to the viewer and say that in person: the Who themselves are their own best spokespeople. The Kids Are Alright isn't ABOUT the Who, it IS the Who. The a-chronological editing, live as well as mimed performances and contradictory quotes spanning two decades make a rich collage of fifteen years of Rock 'n' Roll mayhem.

Editing was Stein's weapon of choice to make TKAA a double-edged sword. People can try to find a deeper meaning in the director's decisions and/or draw their own conclusions. Or you can just kick back and relax and let it be the ultimate party-DVD. Watching this movie, you really get the sensation of hanging with the Who, addiction, hearing problems, impromptu strip sessions and all. And with Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend around, there's never a dull moment.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
it's spelled "all right" carny666
Young Man Blues delcater
Keith Moon on Smothers Brothers show madcap_laughs15
New DVD: The Who At Kilburn 1977 glenwoodave
Region 2 Special Edition DVD layla78
Blue, Red and Grey zingzangspillip
Discuss The Kids Are Alright (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page