FEMALE DIRECTORS: The Kids Are All Right (2010) + New Movies!
We’ll give it this: this movie DEFINITELY lives up to its title.
CW: Discussions of sperm donation, family strife, marriage, affairs, marital strife.
If you remember the 2010 Oscars, you remember the giant buzz this little-indie-that-could generated. It had a powerhouse cast, relatable family struggles and dynamics, an LGBTQ+ couple presented with no real complications, and a healthy dose of humor. After all the buzz for this movie, we had high expectations…and then we actually watched it. Turns out this is a true indie mumblecore film that’s masquerading as something bigger than it is. The writing doesn’t connect these family vignettes to any real connective tissue, and the capital-T Themes it tries to touch on fall flat over and over again. This week, we review the overhyped, under-delivered The Kids Are All Right.
Plus, we give quick reviews of new releases It: Chapter Two and Hustlers!
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Clips from The Kids Are All Right are © 2010 TKA Alright, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Excerpt from “The Kids Are Alright” written by Peter Townshend and performed by The Who. © 1966 Devon Music Inc. and Decca Records Inc.
Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.