Much can be said about The Kids Are Alright (2010)!
It’s a remarkably well-crafted dramedy that offers powerful and deep insight to the founded roots of marriage and family. It also approaches us to talk about love, understanding, doubt and forgiveness.
Without getting into much details of the movie’s plot, I can only say that it’s a no shocker that it got so much attention during the last Sundance Festival, Golden Globes and Oscars ceremonies. It is just absolutely amazing! And credit is due to Lisa Cholodenko (the director and screenwriter), to Stuart Blumberg (Lisa's other half in writing the film) the story and fantastic dialogues (which can be evaluated as a breath of fresh air), but I believe that most of its success has to be attributed to the wonderful performances of Annette Bening and Julianne Moore! I can’t even find the right words to describe how good both are on screen. They have absolutely added a believable and moving chemistry, giving the audience a genuine and human feature. Throughout the dilemmas, problems and more dramatic scenes, The Kids Are Alright also manages to deliver gentle smiles, happy tears or even bursts of laughter. It completely makes the viewers get involved and have mood swings. Also, let’s not forget Mark Ruffalo, who seems to gain more respect and admiration from my part. Here we can see him in various circumstances nearly matching up with the leading actresses, gaining him an Oscar nomination for his role. Both kids (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) complete this nicely executed casting that was more than well spotted. It was just perfect I would say!
It’s without a doubt a movie worth seeing… A memorable indie production!