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"The Kids Are All Right" movie, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, is all about family. The most talked-about movie at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and the winner of the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, "The Kids Are All Right" is directed by Lisa Cholodenko ("High Art," "Laurel Canyon") from an original screenplay that she wrote with Stuart Blumberg ("Keeping the Faith"). The movie combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family.

Nic and Jules (three-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). Nic and Jules–or, when referred to jointly by Joni, "Moms"–gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them. As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favor. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by artificial insemination.

Against her better judgment, Joni honors her brother's request and manages to make contact with "bio-dad" Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves drawn to the confirmed bachelor's footloose style–especially in contrast to Nic, a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.

Focus Features' "The Kids Are All Right" is directed by Lisa Cholodenko. It stars Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson. Casting is by Laura Rosenthal. The music supervisor is Liza Richardson and music is by Carter Burwell. The editor is Jeffrey M. Werner and costume designer is Mary Claire Hannan. Production designer is Julie Berghoff. Director of photography is Igor Jadue-Lillo. The producers are Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, Celine Rattray, Jordan Horowitz, Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Philippe Hellmann. The screenplay was written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg.


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 106 mins.
Release Date: July 30, 2010
Tagline: Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.
Distributor: Focus Features
Production Companies:
Gilbert Films
Antidote Films
Plum Pictures

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