The Kids Are All Right has now been nominated for 4 Oscars. Whoa! The movie is about a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore), and their two children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). As the children get older, they want to meet the man who's sperm helped create them through artificial insemination (played by Mark Ruffalo). Let's begin.
What I liked about the film:
What I didn't like about the film:
Lisa Cholodenko was even considered for a Best Director Oscar nomination?!?! What the heck. She would have been nominated for a character piece, and Christopher Nolan who had literally one million things to keep track of with Inception didn't? I just don't get it. Any director could have filmed this movie. Anyone. It's a character piece. It wasn't a sweeping epic, or war film, just five main characters and the way they live their lives. I don't get it.
I did not like the film at all. In fact, when the final credits began to roll, I cursed the screen and asked for two hours of my life back. Maybe the hype was a part of my disappointment. But I doubt that, because I usually don't feed into the hype, just formulate my own opinions; as you can tell by the contradictory review. The film did well in theaters and I think Moore was definitely snubbed. Bening will unfortunately lose to Natalie Portman who absolutely kills it in Black Swan. Again, this is a big time pass for me. Wont see it again.