The Kids Are All Right details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Amy Grabow, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Rebecca Lawrence, Kunal Sharma, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening, Yaya DaCosta, Eddie Hassell, Julianne Moore|
|Genres:||Comedy - Romantic, Drama - Romantic|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||All Star Casts, Award Nominees & Winners, Best of HD, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Critic's Choice, December Picks, Exclusive!, Exclusives|
The Kids Are All Right
|1hr 42 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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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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Comedy what?By a customer , 11 May 2013NOT A COMEDY! SO SO SO SAD. Worth watching, but there are no LOLS to be had. Only sadness. Really great exploration of relationships and sexuality but didn't tickle my funny bone
Good Saturday Night viewingBy a customer , 04 May 2013well written, well paced, nicely directed and some good performances. A pleasant surprise. Thought it challenged a lot of preconcieved ideas of long term lesbian relationships.
The Kids Are Alright - My ReviewBy DaddyTank (203 reviews) from Ulan Bator , 30 Apr 2013I got sent this by mistake because I would never knowingly rent a film without spaceship battles. For an exploration of lesbian sexuality and stuff I guess it's alright but definitely needed more spaceships. Or more lesbians.
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Improbable but with some good momentsBy Peyotitlan (17 reviews) from Redhill , 29 Apr 2013This is not a spoiler, but despite not all lesbians being penis-proof, I found the whole thing rather improbable. It seems that a good premise got turned on its head thanks to a Hollywood treatment by stereotyping some of their characters and allowing something (the improbable thing) to happen to give hope to those tut-tutting types. I wouldn't tell you to avoid this film but not sure you should go out of your way to watch it. Disappointing really after it had had such great reviews.
This movie is all rightBy Zunter (5 reviews) , 29 Apr 2013Really enjoyed it. Dealt with some issues that hit home for me so I may be a bit biased. Really interesting to see the dynamics of a lesbian relationship with children involved as its something that's never really seen. However I did feel the ending could have been better. There were still a few loose ends.