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The Kids Are All Right Movie Review Summary

Actors: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore

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Joni and Laser are teens, with same-sex parents, Nic and Jules. Joni and Nic are biological kids of Nic and Jules, through an unknown sperm donor. The two track down their biological father and meet Paul, who as it turns out is cooler than what was expected. The two kids want to start seeing more of him, and when Nic and Jules find out what they've done, they're somewhat horrified, but come to a compromise and give in to the teens. Nic is a doctor. She's the stable and the stricter parent, whereas Jules is the flighty, more free-wheeling partner who starts one endeavor after another. They've been together for so long, and have settled into a rut. Things get complicated when Paul hires Jules to landscape his garden, and they have a sexual spark that they act upon. Paul thinks he's in love with Jules, Jules however is confused. When Nic discovers the affair, the family is divided. As each family member spirals into a dysfunctional mess, they learn to realize how much each of them mean to each other.
Best part of story, including ending: It's a peek into the lives of a modern family, and they have the same problems as conventional ones.

Best scene in story: When Nic and Jules talk to the kids, and you clearly see their polarizing parenting styles.

Opinion about the main character: I think Jules is such a relatable character. She is flawed and capable of mistakes, but it's what she does to solve her problems that matters in the end.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   lesbians!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   lesbians!    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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