The Kids Are All Right (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Kids Are All Right2010

The Kids Are All Right (2010)



Critic Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.

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Two teenaged children get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and re-re-defined.

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Sasha Spielberg
as Waify Girl
James MacDonald
as Clay's Dad
Margo Victor
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Kids Are All Right

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (66)

Say what you will about Lisa Cholodenko, but she and co-writer Stuart Blumberg deserve some major Kudos (the good kind with the chocolate chips) for writing these incredible female characters.

June 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Together the performances mark the perfect recipe in a beautifully written story is both funny in the most surprising parts and touching when it needs to be.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Its emotional pull remains consistent to the end.

January 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

A long-form sitcom overly pleased with its own progressiveness.

November 26, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The film joyfully allows us to embrace, rather than escape, the wonderful, awkward embarrassment of familial love.

November 2, 2010 | Full Review…

This is a much better made, more persuasive film than The Switch or The Back-Up Plan but just as much about wish fulfilment, and no more honest about conflicts that can leave the kids far from all right.

October 29, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Kids Are All Right

A pretty forgettable movie.

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I don't know why this film is labeled a comedy since it has nothing to laugh about. In fact, it is a pathetic little drama that wants to make you feel liberal accepting a family of lesbians, but the characters are poorly developed, the conflicts are artificial and clichéd, and the story lacks dramatic drive.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Annette Bening gives a stunning performance, but it's also a mix of situations and a high level of authenticity and tension that allow for The Kids Are All Right to shine. It is an enjoyable, and ultimately, heartwarming watch.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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