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It’s all about family.

The most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and the winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, The Kids Are All Right is directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon) from an original screenplay that she wrote with Stuart Blumberg (Keeping the Faith). The movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

Nic and Jules are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser. Nic and Jules – or, when referred to jointly by Joni, “Moms” – gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them. As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favor. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by donor insemination.

Against her better judgment, Joni honors her brother’s request and manages to make contact with “bio-dad” Paul, an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves drawn to the confirmed bachelor’s footloose style – especially in contrast to Nic, a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.

DVD Features

Cast

Julianne MooreJules
Annette BeningNic
Mark RuffaloPaul
Mia WasikowskaJoni
Josh HutchersonLaser
Yaya DaCostaTanya
Kunal SharmaJai
Eddie HassellClay
Zosia MametSasha
Joaquín GarridoLuis
Rebecca LawrenceBrooke
Lisa EisnerStella
Eric EisnerJoel
Sasha SpielbergWaify Girl
James MacDonaldClay's Dad
Margo VictorBartender

Official URL

http://filminfocus.com/film/the_kids_are_all_right
  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Lisa Cholodenko
  • Producer:
  • Length: 106 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 9, 2010
    EuropeOct 29, 2010
    AustraliaSep 9, 2010
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaNov 16, 2010
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 16, 2010
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