Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ISR Movies: Julianne Moore - "The Kids Are Alright"

 Lisa Cholodenko's warmly funny film about a loving lesbian family who comes to realize
that the most conventional solutions often solve the most unconventional of problems.

The two teenage children of a Los Angeles lesbian couple try to find their sperm donor father.

Ruffalo plays Paul who gave his sperm to a lesbian couple (played candidly by Benning and Moore) over a decade ago. He is now a 37-year-old restaurant entrepreneur with no family or emotional attachments.

After the teens find Paul he re-unites with the couple and then begins an affair with one of the mothers.

I found the resolution to this sticky, troublesome situation realistic and mature.

The movie has a tone that is very candid and yet surprisingly humorous in it's approach to the subject matter.

I have watched this movie more than once and each time I found it touching, funny, consistently engaging, and warm. 

Viewers should come away realizing that same sex couples only want to be together and raise loving children just like anyone else. And that that usually leads to a VERY normal life for all, with most of the same dilemmas that every family goes through. 

The first rate cast includes Julianne Moore, Annette Benning and Mark Ruffalo.

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