A teenage girl about to enter college and her younger brother seek out the identity of their biological father, much to the chagrin of their two mothers, who had their children via artificial insemination.
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their relation and lifestyle looks like one of ordinary heterosexual couple's.this film 'normalises' homosexual marriage which is good.(though 'normal' is a heteronormative concept) I don't think that this film is conservative at all,I think it gracefully avoids clichés. it reflects simply the reality:marriage is hard and along with it comes some normative obligations.down-to-earth.
Not as much of a comedy as I thought it would be. The entire movie is actually kind of a slap in the face to lesbians and I can see gay women frowning at this movie instead of applauding it.
Also: If you love organic food and eco friendly gardening there's plenty of it in this film.
Unfortunately the clichés that make it entertaining are precisely those that hardly contribute to widen society's perspective about lesbianism but perpetuate a particular stardarized view of it. Bening's best.
A fairly nuanced comedy drama addressing themes of bisexuality, fidelity, persevering love, family and identity. No one comes out unscathed from critique, and interloping gains the harshest analysis of all. A very interesting and humane tale.
Some good acting and natural-looking reactions I could relate to. Otherwise It was a too polished up, too simple and a too typical Hwood flick that reduces life to some simple solutions and choices you need to follow to get a happy end. The untypical lesbian theme (btw, the implication that it's a matter of choice and the implication of "dick needed" made me sick) is actually just a mask infront of a cliche.
A good, but not great, character dramedy. Superb performances by an excellent cast, but the writing is uneven: despite several fine, emotionally complex moments, there are some far-fetched plot contrivances in the second half that bring the whole thing down. Worth watching for the performances, but nothing special.
"The Kids are Alright" (2010) is to the slow food movement what "Sideways" (2004) was to wine. A huge, timely boon. Wonder if Whole Foods and co. are sponsoring this... Anyway, Michael Pollan would approve, too. This is much more powerful than "Food Inc." in terms of convincing you to buy/eat local. Bon appetit.