The modern family in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right is more than just funny. They're also quirky, endearing, flawed, and entirely believable. And, perhaps surprisingly, the least interesting thing about them is that two women form the center of it. It's hard to determine which is more powerful, the script that Cholodenko penned with Stuart Blumberg or the performances by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. (And don't gloss over Mark Ruffalo as the "bio dad," the sperm donor.) The film works because the characters are fully realized, three-dimensional characters and Bening and Moore finesse the parts to near perfection. FOUR STARS. Area theaters. Visit fandango.com.
Read Tim Plant's full review here.