The Kids Are All Right details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Amy Grabow, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Rebecca Lawrence, Kunal Sharma, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, Yaya DaCosta, Eddie Hassell, Julianne Moore|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||Best of HD, December Picks, January Picks, Misleading Titles, UK top 50 weekly chart|
The Kids Are All Right
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Mar 2011|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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THE KIDS ARE OKBy a customer from TUNBRIDGE WELLS, ENGLAND , 17 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Amusing and heartfelt exploration of sexual identity, sexual politics and sexual reproduction.
Annette BENING and Julianne MOORE make for an affecting married couple whose mid-life crisis is exacerbated by the sexual curiosity of their two teenaged children and the difficulty they have in handling both simultaneously. Mark RUFFALO is the interloper who has an affair with one as a substitute for his own inabilities in the field of committed human relationships. The performances here are brave and subtly depict the difficulties of fidelity when surrounded by so much sexual temptation especially the temptation to blame the other partner for your own failings.
Despite the quality of the characterization, there is a lack of focus in the screenplay that veers too often into soap-opera cliché. There are too many characters and not enough screen time to explore them all and yet the film attempts an ensemble feeling it never quite pulls off and is, in fact, very difficult to do (even with the undoubted acting talents of all involved). Characters that should be mere plot devices to reveal something about the main protagonists are given too much weight; characters that should be more fully fleshed-out become mere plot devices so that the center of the drama becomes hard to discern.
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chick flick..By a customer , 23 Sep 2013Is that Gwyneth Paltrow's clone? (mia wasikawoska ) This is light hearted comedy, one to enjoy with a glass of wine and some marshmallows on a pamper-night..a chick-flick for sure..no pun intended..
Don't botherBy a customer , 12 Sep 2013Nauseating American tripe, unrealistic dialogue or plot. Could only bear twenty minutes before giving up. Had higher expectations as the cast list is good.
very convincing charactersBy a customer , 25 Aug 2013Really well cast, I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as i did! Hollywood story made good by the very convincing performances.
Soooo BoringBy a customer , 20 Aug 2013Unbelievably boring. Tried to keep going with it hoping it would get better - but it just doesn't. The pace is slow, the atmosphere flat and the plot disappointing. Don't watch it and save 1 hour 44 minutes of your life.
family lifeBy a customer , 27 Jul 2013I enjoyed this film a whole lot. It was a surprising and humorous exploration of an alternative family life headed by a lesbian couple. The characters are forced to examine their lives when the beguiling sperm donor father of the couple's children steps into the scene. In the end, it revealed familiar themes of power struggles within couples, the confusion of teenage years, the heartache of worrying about the people you love, getting older and so on. I thought some story lines were a little implausible, or rather taken too far (Jules and Paul for example), but this did not really detract from the central themes or spoil the enjoyment. In the end, I cared about this family and wanted to know what happened next, a testament to the great cast and acting.