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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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Nic
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Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
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Jai
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Clay
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Joel
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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:

Los niños están bien  »

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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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Many of the characters in the film are seen wearing 'Free City' clothing. 'Free City' was created by Nina Garduno, girlfriend of Leisha Hailey. See more »

Goofs

When Jules and Paul are in Paul's garden for the first time, crew members and equipment are reflected in their sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Nic: So, are you straight now?
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For Wendy and Calder. See more »


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Slippin
Written by Robert Braun and Coco Karshej
Performed by Quadron
Courtesy of Plug Research Records
By arrangement with Visions From The Roof
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Disappointment
28 October 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

TKAAR is a bitter failure, despite a subject that seemed promising, or at least to have some potential.

The plot turns out to be ultra thin and really lacks substance. There are quite a few themes and questions that weren't fully developed and resolved so that you end up with a sense of superficiality about this story. Moreover, you don't understand where Cholodenko wanted to go, and the cliché message that conveys the movie doesn't help at all.

As for the characters, they are quite linear and lack depth. The cast is average but you can't really blame them; Mark Ruffalo seems to be the only one who stood out and his performance wasn't that good.

A movie to forget.


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