i so wanted to see this movie and i did, loved it so much. excellent movie. it is well one of the best movies this year and definitely one of the best family Drama/ comedy too. i don't like to compare but i think American beauty was seriously better than this that is a classic but this one was excellent. I absolutely loved The Kids Are All Right. Everything that belongs in a great Oscar winning movie is here. The performances from Annette Bening (Nic), Julianne Moore (Jules) and Mark Ruffalo (Paul) are fantastic. They bring great depth and humour to their roles and they make the story and the characters they are portraying to be believable and we get to care for them and also feel for them.
Expect, Bening, Moore and Ruffalo to be up for acting Oscars next year as well as a Best Original Screenplay nod and I would not be surprised if this is nominated for Best Picture and even comes close to winning. The film is that good. We have a great character study, a film that resembles real life and is believable and is anchored by great performances and writing. This is certainly one of the best films of 2010 and I look forward to seeing this sweep the award season and with reason to. julianne Moore plays the character that experiences the biggest arc in the story - nurturing and self-reflective one minute, spontaneous and regretful the next. For an actress often at home in period roles that require her to express repression, this feels like her most liberating work. As Joni, Mia Wasikowska - superb in Tim Burton's redux of "Alice in Wonderland" earlier this year - has the coltish manner of a young Gwyneth Paltrow and brings lucidity to her maturing character. Growing up from his cherubic turns in "Little Manhattan" and "The Bridge to Terabithia", Josh Hutcherson appears to be graduating to troubled adolescent roles with ease. The simultaneous sympathy for all characters that Cholodenko has beautifully crafted makes the resolution of conflict so much more meaningful and the message of unconditional love all the more powerful. It's further proof that the best dramas, the ones that leave the biggest impact, paint characters in many shades of gray and not just politically speaking.
an excellent movie, The Kids Are All Right is a smart, cheerful, character-driven relationship comedy. In other words. Do watch.