StoryIt’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.
|Sasha Spielberg||Waify Girl|
|James MacDonald||Clay's Dad|
- Genre: Comedy Movies
- Director: Lisa Cholodenko
- Length: 106 Min
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Theatrical Release North America Jul 9, 2010 Europe Oct 29, 2010 Australia Sep 9, 2010
Ratings North America R Europe 15 Australia MA
Blu-ray Release North America Nov 16, 2010
DVD Release North America Nov 16, 2010