Kids Are All Right, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "Two women, Nic and Jules brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mother's backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting when the father, two mothers and children start to become attached to each other."

Overall Ranking: 1201 (Rank from 2010: # 35)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 18.18%
Regular 63.64%
Half-Popped 18.18%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Cirque du Cinema83(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread71(full review)
Dan O'Neill70 - The story isnít as effective as I was expecting, and the plot feels a little all too familiar, but the characters are rich, and the performances keep this film running, even though you want more.
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Sober Film Critic James Brown70(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine61 - Co-writer and Director Lisa Cholodenko, decided to make it a lighthearted look into the non-traditional family. Thereís a social commentary being made; however, entertainment value was obviously the directorís main objective. Which I donít have a problem with at all; but those looking for a more creative, Indie feel, may feel itís too studio. Those looking for a gay film may feel itís not issue driven. On the other hand, those looking for a mainstream comedy with two hot (well, formerly hot) stars having sex scenes, may be disappointed.
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Lisa Marie Bowman60 - Glib and overrated.
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People Involved

  • Julianne Moore (Jules)
  • Annette Bening (Nic)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Paul)
  • Mia Wasikowska (Joni)
  • Josh Hutcherson (Laser)
  • Yaya DaCosta (Tanya)
  • Lisa Cholodenko (Director)