3SMReviews: The Kids are All Right

 In All (-ish), Three Sentence Movie Reviews

Though I quibbled with the main thrust (hah!) of the story,* there were so many great family moments in this movie that I couldn’t do anything but love it.  Plus, I have this theory that Paul Rudd in Clueless** imprinted himself on so many then-high school girls that we can’t help but love him whenever we see him and it seems that Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me*** did the same thing, but to my college self and I can’t not like him.  And Peeta was in it (!) and that Mia girl with the complex last name is a fabulous actress.

Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home

*this footnote is rotten with spoilers.  Stop reading now if you don’t want to hear anything else. (lalalalalalala)
So I can see why, from a drama prospective, it would be fun to explore what happens when the guy who donated the sperm to create the children starts to have an affair with one of the mothers of said children.  But part of me just couldn’t shake the disbelief of “really?”  We can’t have a movie about lesbians without a man inserting himself (ahem) into the narrative? Really?
**You know you want to watch that clip, so there it is, below
***As well as Laura Linney

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  • Sara K.

    I was very upset about that factor as well. Its as if Hollywood cannot show a committed relationship anymore. I liked the movie, other than that, as well!

  • balyien

    I've never seen this movie and I still agree with pretty much everything you said in this review+footnotes. Additionally, one of my good friends in Austin looks somewhat similar to Mark Ruffalo, which has made me like the actor even more. I thought his understated performance was almost the best thing (in a string of awesome things) about The Avengers.

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