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The Kids Are All Right (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 July 2010 (USA)
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Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

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Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
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Waify Girl
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Clay's Dad (as James Macdonald)
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Storyline

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. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay at home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni and Laser, Nic who is Joni's biological mother, and Jules who is Laser's biological mother. Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat ... Written by Huggo

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Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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30 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£411,960 (UK) (29 October 2010)

Gross:

£1,485,900 (UK) (19 November 2010)
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Much of the film is based upon co-writer and director Lisa Cholodenko's relationship with her partner Wendy, who both had a son by a sperm donor. Cholodenko dedicated the film to them. See more »

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In the scene where the central characters have dinner at Paul's house, Paul pours wine into his glass. As the scene progresses Paul's glass changes from empty to full about 6 or 7 times. See more »

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Paul: It's hard enough to open your heart in this world. Don't make it harder.
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For Wendy and Calder. See more »

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embarrassing and disrespectful
21 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering one of these directors wrote High Art, I am appalled. This movie doesn't have a point. It fumbles about searching for a plot. Romantic comedy? Family? The sex scenes are embarrassing. The "lesbian" looks at paul's member like it's something she's been missing her entire life. All this movie does is solidify straight society's mentality that "she's just needs a good man. She'll grow out of it." I'm not sure how else I can put this. LESBIANS DON'T HAVE SEX WITH MEN! What a sell out cop out big bag of bulls... If you are gay, this movie will make you furious. It doesn't even have a conclusion. The members of this family need therapy. Do you realize what you have done?!?!


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