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 being discussed in some Western countries because of gay marriage yet, we are the U.S. (at least ahead of California) far if you can give Lisa Cholodenkos film The Kids Are All Right faith, which was shown today at the Berlinale competition out of competition. This is about a liberal ordinary family – if you take a spurt that Joni have two children (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), two Moms instead of one. These two mothers are the tough Dennis (Annette Bening) and the chaotic and much softer Jules (Julianne Moore), who have been for ages a couple. Many years ago, the two seeds can use an anonymous donor – and the same – to have common children. Now Joni is 18 years old, is on the verge of leaving for college at the instigation of her brother and wants to finally find out something about the “biological” father. Presents itself as the owner of a very sympathetic 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’re right about that.

The audacious charm pin that is bringing the well-established family happiness mixed vigorously and begin to make things worse still an affair with the routine of their relationship frustrated Jules. When Dennis gets wind of the affair and the children also learn from the transgression of one mom who hangs Haussegen enormously wrong but only for a short time. For these four nothing can really separate …

Wonderfully light-footed and full of warm-hearted and sometimes a little coarse humor, says Lisa Colodenko of a normal family with lesbian parents, and brushes the stereotypes of 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 sex-crazed modern age. It is these little spikes never vicious and subversive, but want one thing above all – entertained.

Although the film through and through conservative and conventionally staged, because he makes excellent actor and an amusing script with pithy dialogue and wonderful One-liners (as Nic barks at her son at one point laser: “What a shame that you’re gay, then you would be more sensitive.” easy) fun, and certainly has what it takes to also reach a larger audience in this country. In any case, saw clearly that was a majority of the journalists after a strenuous day grateful for a little lightness in an otherwise rather dull this year’s Berlinale competition program: 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 Year of production: 2010 Length: 104 (Min)

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