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I'm slowly easing into a different theme in this movie week.. I know, it's very subtle. Only the organizer would've thought of such un-obvious stuff :p Anyways, we are shifting into "underrated movies" theme!
Disclaimer: I’m not a movie critic, this is just my thoughts. NO SPOILERS in this post.
Also: This movie is rated R, for a reason. There are mature sexual scenes that are inappropriate for younger audiences. JSYK.
Synopsis (IMDB): Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life. (hehe, yeah… )
I seriously loved this movie. I can’t get over how impeccable each performance was as the cast really came together and delivered a heart-felt, emotionally honest and heart rendering performance. I don’t really see this as a comedy, just a movie with some lighter parts, but it’s a blend of multi-faceted themes which is awesome. It’s hard for me to describe what it was about this movie that makes it so special, apart from the fact that it was.
I think the relationships between the family members, especially between the mothers Nic and Jules were my favourite part of the movie. The family atmosphere felt honest, real, and above all: relatable. Their family is realistically imperfect and the fact that the same-sex marriage is presented in this movie only enriched the movie. I thought the performances of the two kids (they boy, Josh Hutcherson, has been cast as Peeta! The girl is Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre.) were incredible as well; the awkward, tentative relationship they had with their birth father was fantastic to watch. People change, kids grow up, and mistakes are made… but is this enough to tear apart a family?
Plus, this made me cry. I don’t cry easily.
Popcorn Review: The Kids are All Right is a funny and honest contemporary movie about love, relationships, love, and above all: family… it is simply amazing and one of my favourites amongst the Oscar-noms.