Luke Grima’s review published on Letterboxd :
Old Archive Review:
The Kids Are All Right is a comedy-drama film which stars Annette Bening (American Beauty), Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights), Mark Ruffalo (The Brothers Bloom), Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Josh Hutcherson (Journey To The Centre Of The Earth). The film is directed by Lisa Cholodenko.
The film was written by Lisa Cholodenk and Stuart Blumberg. The film takes its name both from the song and the rockumentary by “The Who”.
The film is about two kids desire to find out there biological father. Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) are a lesbian couple who have two kids via an anonymous sperm donor. When younger brother Laser (Josh Hutcherson) asks his older sister, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) to contact the sperm bank because she has turned eighteen to find there biological father. This turns out to be Paul (Mark Ruffalo) who is a restaurantour.
The Kids Are All Right shows terrific acting and a great story. When watching you really believe that Moore and Bening’s characters have been together for 20 years plus whilst going through the highs and lows of the relationship and raising two children. Wasikowska is really good in the film playing the smart, strong yet awkward girl. The film is very witty and emotional and just generally a great watch. I really recommend seeing this before it comes out the cinema because unfortunately this sorts of films don’t keep there longevity in the big screens. I’m gonna give it 4/5.