The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right

               Genre: Comedy
               Lesbian, gay sexuality, family relationships, Berlinale 2010, Artificial insemination, Same-sex marriage

A nearly normal family

  While discussed in some Western countries because of gay marriage yet, we are the U.S. (at least in California) far ahead, if we may give Lisa Cholodenkos film The Kids Are All Right faith, which was shown today in competition at the Berlinale out of competition. This is about a normal liberal family – if you take it apart that the two children, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), two Moms have instead of one. These two mothers are the tough Nic (Annette Bening) and the chaotic and much softer Jules (Julianne Moore) who have been for ages a couple. Many years ago, the two seeds have made use of an anonymous donor – and the same – to have children together. And now 18 years old Joni is on the verge of leaving for college and wants to operate her brother finally find out something about the “biological” father. The presents itself as quite a sympathetic owner superangesagten Organic Restaurants (Mark Ruffalo plays out his father named Paul) and this is absolutely delighted with the unexpected offspring. The two Moms, however, especially Nic, fearing the worst. And they are right.

The swashbuckling charm pin brings namely the well-established family happiness mixed vigorously and starts to work, too an affair with the routine of their relationship frustrated Jules. When Dennis gets wind of the affair and the children also learn from the misstep of a Mom, the house is wrong huge blessing, but only for a short time. For, in reality, can not separate these four …

Wonderfully light-footed and full of warm-hearted and sometimes a little coarse humor, Lisa Colodenko tells of a normal family with lesbian parents and brushes the stereotypes about lesbians and normal (heterosexual) family as a bastion of the “American way of life” strongly against the grain. Besides, there are wonderful, little digs at the LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability “), self-empowerment and the oversexed our modern times. In these small peaks are never malicious and subversive, but mainly want a chat -.

Although the film through and through conservative and conventionally staged, he makes an amusing, thanks to excellent actor and screenplay with pithy dialogue, and marvelous One-liners (as Nic snaps at her son at one point laser: “What a shame that you’re gay, then you would be sensitive.”) just fun and certainly has the stuff to even reach a larger audience in this country. In any case, it was obvious that most of the journalists after a hard days was grateful for a little lightness in an otherwise rather dreary competition program of this year’s Berlinale: There was laughter and applause at the end as in any other film.
(# ) (Joachim Kurz)

Title: The Kids Are All Right Country of production: USA Production year: 2010 Length: 104 (Min.)

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