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The Kids Are All Right ()


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

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Jules
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Nic
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Paul
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Joni
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Laser
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Tanya (as Yaya Dacosta)
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Jai
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Clay
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Sasha
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Luis
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Brooke (as Rebecca Lawrence)
Lisa Eisner ...
Stella
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Joel
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Waify Girl
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Clay's Dad (as James Macdonald)
Margo Victor ...
Bartender
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Sous-chef (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Nino Nava ...
Party Goer (uncredited)
Noah Segura ...
Parent (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lisa Cholodenko

Written by

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Lisa Cholodenko ... (written by) &
Stuart Blumberg ... (written by)

Produced by

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Charles E. Bush Jr. ... co-producer
Gary Gilbert ... producer
J. Todd Harris ... executive producer
Philippe Hellmann ... producer: UGC PH
Jordan Horowitz ... producer
Neil Katz ... executive producer
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... producer (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Todd J. Labarowski ... co-producer (as Todd Labarowski)
Riva Marker ... executive producer
Camille Moreau ... producer: UGC PH
Joel Newton ... co-producer
Anne O'Shea ... executive producer
Celine Rattray ... producer
Laura Rosenthal ... co-producer
Andy Sawyer ... executive producer (as Andrew Sawyer)
Steven Saxton ... executive producer
Christy Scott Cashman ... executive producer (as Christy Cashman)
Ron Stein ... executive producer
Bergen Swanson ... co-producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg ... producer
Galt Niederhoffer ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Carter Burwell

Cinematography by

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Igor Jadue-Lillo ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeffrey M. Werner

Editorial Department

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Robert Drwila ... first assistant editor (as Bob Drwila)
Jason Fabbro ... digital film colorist: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Esther Lee ... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Deanna O'Neil ... dailies project manager
Nancy Richardson ... additional editor
Mark Sahagun ... digital intermediate editor: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Marc Wielage ... colorist: dailies
Dan Williams ... digital color assistant
Jeff Smithwick ... film timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Laura Rosenthal

Production Design by

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Julie Berghoff

Art Direction by

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James Connelly ... (as James Pearse Connelly)

Set Decoration by

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David A Cook ... (as David Cook)

Costume Design by

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Mary Claire Hannan

Makeup Department

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Carl Bailey ... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell ... hair department head
Daniel Curet ... key hair stylist
Jason Green ... hair stylist (as Jason Orion Green)
Valli O'Reilly ... co-makeup department head
Elaine L. Offers ... co-makeup department head (as Elaine Offers)
Ronnie Specter ... makeup artist
Valli O'Reilly ... personal makeup artist: Annette Bening (uncredited)

Production Management

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James Debbs ... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon ... production supervisor
Nic Marshall ... executive in charge of production: Mandalay Vision
Bergen Swanson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jasmine Marie Alhambra ... second assistant director
Emily Hogan ... second second assistant director
Jesse Nye ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Leonardo Coleman ... set dresser
Colman Costello ... set dresser
James A. Costello ... leadman
Chris Dinan ... set dresser (as Christopher W.J. Dinan)
Josh Ian Elliott ... on-set dresser (as Josh Elliott)
Christine Eyer ... greens person
April Falzone ... food stylist
Morgan Gillio ... set dresser
Craig Glenn ... assistant props
Gregory Holley ... assistant props (as Greg Holley)
Karen Lee Holley ... assistant propmaster (as Karen Holley)
Katia Kaplun ... stand-by painter
Stephen Kelley Jr. ... set dresser (as Steve Kelley Jr.)
Martin Leon ... set dresser (as Martin Carrasco Leon)
Greg Manke ... set dresser
Cindy Murphy ... art department coordinator (as Cindy Peters)
Jeffrey M. O'Brien ... propmaster
John Stone ... set dresser
Lisa Matsuura Walker ... painter
David Thomas Cooper ... greens person (uncredited)
Alexandra Dunn ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Eric Schoonover ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Eric Bautista ... utility sound (as Eric A. Bautista)
Jonathan Fuh ... boom operator (as Jonathan Lee-Ger Fuh)
Frank Gaeta ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound supervisor
José Antonio García ... sound mixer (as Jose Antonio Garcia)
Patrick Giraudi ... re-recording mixer (as Patrick Giuraudi)
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Joe Iemola ... sound editor
Micah Littleton ... sound services manager: Video Film Audio Forensics
Darrin Mann ... foley recordist
Christopher Moriana ... foley artist (as Chris Morianna)
Trevor Ward ... sound consultant: Dolby
Elmo Weber ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Matthew Kallen ... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Sean Madsen ... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Jeff Seelye ... adr assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Neil Smith ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Floyd Burks ... imaging technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Charlotta Forssman ... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Don Henry ... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Tim Heugle ... data technician: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (as Tim Heugele)
Mark Hubbard ... engineering: Technicolor Digital Internediates
Sung Kyu Koo ... visual effects compositor: + Scale
Marcus Lansdell ... executive producer: + Scale
Joshua Pines ... imaging r&d: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Todd Sines ... lead visual effects compositor: + Scale
Brad Sutton ... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates

Stunts

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Darrell Davis ... stunt rigger (as Darrell Craig Davis)
Sean Graham ... stunt double: Mark Ruffalo
Cassidy Hice ... stunts
Mark Norby ... stunt coordinator
William R. Spencer ... stunts (as William Spencer)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tigran Aguasaryan ... grip (as Tigran Aghasaryan)
Edward V. Bauman ... grip
Christopher Bernal ... electrician
David S. Bouza ... electrician (as David Bouza)
Demetrie Cooley ... best boy grip
Richard Cronin ... electrician (as Rick Cronin)
Ricky Diaz ... grip
Michael DiGiovanni ... rigging best boy grip (as Michael Digiovanni)
Erik A. Erichsen ... electrician
Vernon Evans ... video technician
Mark Figueroa ... camera operator: "b" camera / first assistant camera: "a" camera / first assistant camera:
Vadim Frumin ... grip (as Vadim Frumin Landau)
Alexander W. Gage ... rigging grip (as Alex Gage)
Oscar Garcia ... grip
Jordan Garretson ... grip
Bill Greenberg ... rigging gaffer
Seth Greenwald ... dolly grip
Jeffrey B. Gregg ... grip
John Joleaud ... electrician
Greg Karamov ... key grip
Ted Kennedy ... rigging key grip (as Ted S. Kennedy)
Julian Samuel Lopez ... grip (as Julian S. Lopez)
Carson E. Mayne ... rigging electrician
Dayton Nietert ... gaffer
Michael E. Pacheco ... rigging grip
Leoncio Provoste ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Gaston Richmond ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Chis Rountree ... rigging grip (as Chris B. Rountree)
Jesse Rushton ... best boy electric
Jason P. Salinas ... electrician
Jose Santiago ... grip (as Jose A. Santiago)
Alex Scott ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Adam Sheedy ... grip
Lucas Solomon ... video playback coordinator
Doug I. Soto ... rigging electrician
Miguel Sánchez ... electrician (as Miguel Sanchez)
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
Aaron Ali Tichenor ... camera loader (as Aaron Tichenor)
Fred Troeskin ... grip (as Fred Troesken)
Neil Young ... balloon technician

Casting Department

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Chris Bustard ... extras casting
Liz Dean ... casting: Los Angeles
Maribeth Fox ... casting associate
Eric Souliere ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jacqueline Aronson ... costume supervisor
Kathryn L. Bucher ... costumer
Sharon Fauvel ... head ager/dyer
Lisa Marie Harris ... set costumer
Vikki Paschetto ... wardrobe assistant
Sierra Robinson ... set costumer
Riki Lin Sabusawa ... additional costumer (as Riki Sabusawa)

Location Management

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Charles Fagin ... key assistant location manager
Marie Paule Goislard ... location scout
Shawn Hueston ... assistant location manager
Jeff Korson ... assistant location manager
Ned R. Shapiro ... location manager (as Ned Shapiro)

Music Department

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Jennifer Barak ... music editor (as Jenny Barak)
Carter Burwell ... conductor / music arranger / musician: keyboards
Michael Farrow ... score recording engineer
Dean Parker ... assistant to composer
John Patitucci ... musician: bass (as John Pattitucci)
Marc Ribot ... musician: guitar
Liza Richardson ... music supervisor
Bryan Smith ... assistant engineer
Jake Belnick ... assistant to music supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Perfitt ... engineer: original songs (uncredited) / mixer: original songs (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Luke H. Atkine ... driver
Tony Barattini ... driver
Mike Belt ... driver (as Michael R. Belt)
Jody Bingenheimer ... driver
Angel Desanti ... driver (as Angel De Santi)
Audrey Fitzgerald ... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. ... driver (as Wayne Flowers)
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Chris Haynes ... driver
Kirk Huston ... driver
Hardy Ophuls ... transportation captain
Marty Osborne ... picture vehicle captain (as Martin Osbourne)
John Pellegrino ... transportation co-captain
Adam Pinkstaff ... transportation captain
Santos P. Rodriguez ... driver: catering
Carlos M. Serrano ... driver
Steven Luke Weible ... driver (as Steve Weible)
Dave Wilson ... driver

Other crew

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Caroline Applegarth ... assistant: Ms. Moore (as Caroline T. Applegarth)
Mark Asaro ... production coordinator
William Batsel ... set production assistant
Tyler Beem ... set production assistant
Shauna Bogetz ... assistant: Mr. Gilbert / production executive: Gilbert Films
Robert Cable ... production accountant
Donald Chambers ... office production assistant
Dan Cowan ... customer service representative: Technicolor
James Debbs ... project supervisor: Antidote International Films
Gabriel Dell Jr. ... stand-in: Mr. Ruffalo (as Gabe Dell)
Alexandra Dunn ... intern
Kathy England ... production insurance: Taylor & Taylor
Lennon Ficalora ... intern
Heather Fielding ... studio teacher
Caroline Fife ... set production assistant
Andy Goldman ... title designer: main titles
Meredith Greenberg ... set production assistant (as Meredith Anne Greenberg)
Jenny Halper ... development executive: Mandalay Vision
Celia Hemken ... stand-in: Ms. Moore
Dan Hemphill ... payroll accountant
Andres M. Hernandez ... cook
Takeo Hori ... vice president: Antidote International Films
Toni Kallen ... stand-in: Ms. Benning & Ms. Wasikowska
Jamie Kemp ... head chef
Courtney LaBree ... assistant production coordinator (as Courtney Labree)
Paul T. List ... assistant: Mr. Levy-Hinte
Tiffany Lo ... assistant to producer / cast assistant
Margaret Martinez ... first assistant accountant
Ilana McAllister ... payroll accountant
Richard McCune ... financing: City National Bank
Leslie Merlin ... set production assistant
Robert Morris ... set production assistant
Brian Nailing ... cook
Sam Nainoa ... set production assistant (as Sam K. Nainoa III)
Alex O'Flinn ... set production assistant
Henrik Pellier ... set production assistant
Anthony Penido ... set medic (as Tony Pendido)
Erik Piecuch ... financing: City National Bank
Bianca Poletti ... intern
Rebecca Robertson ... script supervisor (as Rebecca Robertson-Szwaja)
Lili Romero ... office production assistant
Rachel Rosales ... intern
Jackson Rowe ... key production assistant
Kathy Ruiz ... office manager: Antidote International Films
Megan Schmidt ... set production assistant
Daniel Shine ... set medic
Mark Shockley ... electronic press kit
Wednesday Standley ... assistant: Mark Ruffalo
Jack Stern ... studio teacher
Nathaniel Stutz ... assistant: Ms. Cholodenko
Diane Upson ... executive: Technicolor
Diana Van Leeuwen ... set production assistant
Dan Wesselman ... key account manager: Technicolor
Roger Williams ... EPK/BTS: Inspired Image Picture Company
Gary Woldman ... craft service
Nicolas Zapata ... set production assistant
Michael Barnes ... financial legal services (uncredited)
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances (uncredited)
Shauna Bogetz ... production executive: Antedote International Films (uncredited)
Alish Erman ... intern (uncredited)
Karen Fried ... publicist (uncredited)
Deanna O'Neil ... dailies project manager (uncredited)
Marc H. Simon ... legal counsel (uncredited)
Adam M. Stone ... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Cat Stone ... product placement coordinator (uncredited)

Thanks

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Rori Bergman ... special thanks
Carter Cohn ... special thanks
Warner Ebbink ... special thanks
Scott Ferguson ... special thanks
Juan Guzman ... special thanks: Los Angeles City Parks
Stephen Halls ... special thanks
Frank Harris ... special thanks: Ocean View Community Gardens
Michael Hausman ... special thanks
Jennifer Hoopes ... special thanks
Kevin Huvane ... special thanks
April A. Janow ... special thanks (as April Janow)
Bill Johnson ... special thanks
Jamie Kapel ... special thanks
Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte ... special thanks (as Jeffrey Levy-Hinte)
Nathan Larson ... special thanks
Tony Lipp ... special thanks
Caryn Marcus ... special thanks
Emilio Mauro ... special thanks
Gaby Morgerman ... special thanks
Evelyn O'Neill ... special thanks
Pamela Pickering ... special thanks
Milton Radutzky ... special thanks
Richard Radutzky ... special thanks
Irwin Rappaport ... special thanks
Carter Reedy ... special thanks
Ira Resnick ... special thanks
Stephanie Ritz ... special thanks
Jim Seibel ... special thanks
Catherine Shao ... special thanks
John Sloss ... special thanks
Robert Stein ... special thanks
Bart Walker ... special thanks
Craig Wedren ... special thanks
David Paul Wichert ... special thanks
Joshua Zeman ... special thanks
Robert Ziembicki ... special thanks
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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done and, although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, want to meet him - especially as Joni and Laser seem to want to maintain some sort of relationship with him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows (which includes his hiring Jules to design and construct his backyard), they have an effect on what he wants in life. In turn, he affects their family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of it. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tout va bien! The Kids Are All Right (France)
  • Los chicos están bien (Spain)
  • A gyerekek jól vannak (Hungary)
  • Minhas Mães e Meu Pai (Brazil)
  • Une famille unique (Canada, French title)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $491,971, 11 Jul 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $34,705,850

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mark Ruffalo filmed his role in only six days. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Julianne Moore/Mike Massimino/The New Pornographers (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Cousins See more »
Crazy Credits For Wendy and Calder. See more »
Quotes Laser: Why'd you donate sperm?
Paul: It just seemed like a lot more fun than, uh, donating blood.
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