Friday, January 18, 2013

The Kids Are All Right

2010 American Feature

Cast: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya Dacosta, Kunal Sharma, Eddie Hassell and Zosia Mamet
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Writers : Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

Jules and Nic are a loving couple whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of the sperm donor who fathered their now teenaged children.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 93% / Audience: 72 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 86% / Audience: 7.3%
  • OMG rating: 6 /10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B-

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Actress (Bening), Supporting Actor (Ruffalo) and Original Screenplay.
  • AFI Award, Movies of the Year.
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Actress (Bening and Moore), Supporting Actor (Ruffalo) and Original Screenplay.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actress (Bening), Supporting Actor (Ruffalo), Acting Ensemble and Original Screenplay.
  • Casting Society of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Feature, Studio or Independent Comedy.
  • Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Dorian Award for Film Performance of the Year (Bening); also nominated for Film of the Year and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Actress - Comedy or Musical (Bening); also nominated for Actress - Comedy or Musical (Moore) and Screenplay.
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay; also nominated for Best Feature, Director, Female Lead (Bening) and Supporting Male (Ruffalo).
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for Best Actress (Bening).
  • Movie Dearest Award for Women of the Year: Annette Bening & Julianne Moore; Honorable Mention for Movie of the Year and New Star of the Year (Wasikowska).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress (Bening), Supporting Actor (Ruffalo) and Screenplay.
  • Producers Guild of American Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress (Bening), Supporting Actor (Ruffalo) and Cast.
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Original Screenplay. 

  • Based upon co-writer and director Lisa Cholodenko's relationship with her partner Wendy, both of whom had children via a sperm donor.
  • The film's title is based on the song "The Kids Are Alright" by The Who.
  • Casting Call: Ewan McGregor and Robin Wright.
  • Cholodenko is reportedly in the process of creating a The Kids Are All Right television series for HBO.

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