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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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Lisa Cholodenko
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 129 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Moore ... Jules
Annette Bening ... Nic
Mark Ruffalo ... Paul
Mia Wasikowska ... Joni
Josh Hutcherson ... Laser
Yaya DaCosta ... Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
Kunal Sharma ... Jai
Eddie Hassell ... Clay
Zosia Mamet ... Sasha
Joaquín Garrido ... Luis
Rebecca Lawrence Levy ... Brooke (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Lisa Eisner Lisa Eisner ... Stella
Eric Eisner ... Joel
Sasha Spielberg ... Waify Girl
James MacDonald ... Clay's Dad (as James Macdonald)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Mark Ruffalo based his performance on his charismatic brother, who died not long before filming started. In his grief and disillusionment with his career, Ruffalo honestly believed this would be his last acting performance in favor of transitioning to directing. Seeing an audience react to the film at Sundance changed his mind about quitting acting. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nic: Look, we have to be smart about this. You know, if we act like grubby bitches, we're just gonna make it worse.
Jules: I know.
Nic: Let's just kill him with kindness and put it to bed.
Jules: I'm with you, honey. We're gonna get through this, okay?
Nic: I love you, chicken.
Jules: I love you, too, pony.
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Fortune
Written by Håkan Wirenstrand, Erik Bodin, Fredrik Wallin, and Yukimi Nagano
Performed by Little Dragon
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All Right Is Alright
19 December 2010 | by NJMoonSee all my reviews

The kids are better than all right, they're terrific. So are their lesbian moms, played with insight and skill by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Trouble is, the film that surrounds them turns out to be less than compelling stuff despite its topicality. The sperm donor responsible for the family at hand is played by Mark Ruffalo, and although a talented fellow, his character has enough foibles to keep him emotionally distant from the viewer. The story of his introduction to this modern family goes in a couple of directions, but all feel familiar and none satisfactory. Terrific premise, but unfulfilled promise.


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Language:

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Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$491,971, 11 July 2010

Gross USA:

$20,811,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,758,951
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