The Kids Are All Right is a story about two teenagers looking for their biological father who donated sperm to both of their lesbian mothers.
Both Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening are nominated for Oscars on their acting in supporting and leading roles respectively and the movie has nominations in Best Picture and Writing for an Original Screenplay.
Although this movie was enjoyable it is not worthy to receive the statue for Best Picture, nor for the writing. The plot feels like they just picked up a piece of a life and put it in front of a camera, but with a bad ending. I can’t place what it is about the ending I’m not keen of, but I don’t like the way they finished it. Everything seemed to just fall into place because summer was ending. Apart from that, all of the acting in this movie was good. I wouldn’t say there was any spectacular moving performances from anybody, but it was good that you felt the relationships. You felt Bening’s hurt and anger when she heard of the betrayal, Moore’s regret, and Ruffalo’s love. In addition, both Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson did well in the roles of the teenagers involved in this circle.
I would give this movie a 2 1/2 out of 4.
Lauren, sending reviews your way.