Keswick Film Festival

Sunday 9th January 5:00 PM - Alhambra

The Kids Are All Right

Director: Lisa Cholodenko Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2010 Length: 106 mins
Spring 2011
The Kids Are All Right

Programme Notes

Programme Notes (PDF 78KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 73.64% Attendance: 164



To open the spring season, we have the winner of the Best Feature at Berlin 2010, a film focusing on lesbian couple Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore), who are happily raising their two children (15-year-old Laser and his 18-year-old sister Joni,) when their lives are thrown into turmoil after the kids track down their anonymous sperm-donor father. He turns out to be charismatic restaurateur Paul (Mark Ruffalo) who then cheerfully enters the lives of his biological children and their mothers. His presence triggers a series of unexpected events, causing everyone involved to re-examine their lives and relationships. Performances and direction are superb, the humour is sharp and intelligent, and relationships finely nuanced - but are the kids really all right?


A wise, witty and wonderfully life-affirming movie that features a series of sparkling performances.
Daily Mirror

Funny, aching, rueful...
Daily Telegraph



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