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The Kids Are All Right (2010)

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Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 120 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jules
... Nic
... Paul
... Joni
... Laser
... Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
... Jai
... Clay
... Sasha
... Luis
... Brooke (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Lisa Eisner ... Stella
... Joel
... Waify Girl
... 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 same-sex 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 (conceived by Nic) and Laser (by Jules). 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 reluctantly, she does. He is late ... 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 | Romance

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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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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$491,971, 11 July 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,811,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,705,850
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The only film that year to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but not at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. See more »

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When the family is waving goodbye to Joni at the college, Laser is clearly shown sitting on the right side of the car. In the next scene (the car trip home) he is sitting on the left side. See more »

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Jules: [Nic, Joni and Laser leaves the house into Nic's car. Then Jules comes out of the door only to find out that no one is paying attention on her. Tries to push the door open to go back in] It's locked.
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For Wendy and Calder. See more »

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Featured in The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011) See more »

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The New World
Written by John Doe and Exene Cervenka
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Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
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Excellent script and performances....
19 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The Kids Are All Right is yet another dramedy about a dysfunctional family, but it is still an excellent film with a great script and performances.

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore are excellent. Both are extremely versatile, and both flawed, but they play their characters with true respect for the script. Mark Ruffalo is also a nice addition, but If I had to choose the best, it would be Bening, simply because she has the most to play with. There is a great scene where she finally warms up to Ruffalo's character and starts her own rendition of one of her favorite songs in the dinner table. The best scene in the film, perfectly executed, and Bening certainly deserves an Oscar nomination for that scene alone. Mia Wasikowska also proves that she is a great talent to behold for the future. The ending is great, really touching and it rings especially with me because I am close to leaving for college next year as well.

Overall, I regret not having seen this sooner, and it is definitely worth accolades for the script and performances.


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