The Kids Are All Right Synopsis
Children of a lesbian couple (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening) search for their biological father.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A thrillingly funny and casually profound film.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Movies like The Kids Are All Right -- beautifully written, impeccably played, funny and randy and true -- don't come along very often.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Every scene has its highlights, from amusing observations about sex to poignant truths about parenting and partnerships. But what you'll...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This warm, funny, sexy, smart movie erases the boundaries between specialized ''gay content'' and universal ''family content'' with such...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Like her (Cholodenko) other movies, this one has vivid characters and strong performances and flows like a slice of life set in an...
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By Ella Taylor
It's a classic Hollywood domestic comedy with a mischievous twist.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors are to die for. Bening and Moore nail every nuance of a relationship going adrift. And Ruffalo is dynamite as a man keeping...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Here are five gifted actors at the top of their games as five characters in search of what makes a family.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This gem features five topnotch, multidimensional performances in one of this summer's most engaging films.
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The Hollywood Reporter

This love letter to gay-marriage supporters is respectably entertaining filmmaking, it's just not exceptional.
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Excellent performances.

By theredraylives

what a disappointment!

By jkereszti
I was so excited to see this movie, and went to see it opening night. Halfway through the movie I wanted to leave, but I was talked into seeing if the ending redeemed the movie. The acting was...

The Kids are All Right But The Movie Was Not

By JohnThomas2027
This was one of the worst movies seen in my life. I don't need to see a movie that starts out with two 15 year olds snorting coke, then continues with two lesbians watching gay male porn films while...

The Kids Are All Right

By jojo100
First movie ever that we walked out on!!! Love Annette Benning but the content was disrespectful to all audiences. This is in my opinion. Thank You...

The Kids Are All Right

By moviecandi
Hated it! What a waste of money. Thought we were watching a documentary about lesbians and lesbian living. Love Mark Ruffalo, but dissappointed this time. Will not recommend it to anyone....

Disgusting perverted homo flick

Disgusting homo sex scenes GROSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...

The Kids Are All Right

By Kim_Robert
We saw the movie last night. There was too much emphasis on nude sex. Too much time spent to be effective. The use of the F work so prevalent in today's society served only to glamorize it because...

No....the kids are not 'alright'

The boy is left without a responsible male role model,and the girl just thinks infidelity is ok. This was a really inapplicable title for one. Otherwise,the male porn,and explicity of the sex scene...

Kids are just alright

By BostonEmily
I had high expectations for this movie based on reviews; it was good - but not great. I was frustrated by the abundance of characters, each one fighting for screen time; I felt cheated out of getting...

Not a Coen brothers movie

By skyhawk 2108
If you like really clever dialogue, this movie is not for you. It is Robert Altman or Sophie Coppola like in its drifting narrative, but both Robert Altman and Sophia Coppola spare us the porn...

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Rated R | For strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Mature, witty family dramedy explores love, parenthood.
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