Friday, 20 July 2012

The kids are alright

director: Lisa Chodolenko
year: 2010

with: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, etc.

story: Teenage son and daughter of a lesbian couple meet up with their biological father which brings the family into serious troubles.

what I liked: The acting! Wow. Always liked Annette Bening but here she is simply breathtaking. Julianne Moore too of course. I couldn't watch away for a single minute as every scene seemed so authentic, heartfelt and absolutely convincing. Caught myself smiling and making funny faces as I could understand every emotion in the film. Definitely a film to watch again...and indulge in the beautiful Californian landscape as well.
what I disliked: nothing major. Only Mark Ruffalos voice which sounds a bit like a godfather parody. And that in the last scene Laser is not wearing a seatbelt...

verdict: A wonderful film if you are after some brilliant acting and a simple but touching story that everyone can relate to in one way or another. Not sure why it is labelled as "comedy" though.


  1. Mir hat der Film auch gefallen. Fand Mark Ruffalo aber irgendwie schlecht besetzt für die Rolle. Er ist mir einfach zu weichgespült...


  2. This might be worth to watch.