“The Kids are All Right” (2010)

I watched one of last year’s Oscar nominees, The Kids are All Right, with my husband earlier this week. It was alright–not great, not terrible. It did a good job of making the characters not all good or all bad, but Annette Bening’s character was still far too unlikeable, and I wasn’t wowed by her performance, either.

At one point the son of the lesbian couple asks his moms why they don’t like lesbian porn. Julianne Moore’s character responds that it’s mostly straight girls, pretending to be gay, like the actresses in this film. I couldn’t help but wonder if this is the kind of movie that liberal straight people watch and say, “Wow, what a great portrait of an unconventional family.” and that gay families watch, roll their eyes at and say, “Yet another straight fabrication of gay real life.”

2 Responses to ““The Kids are All Right” (2010)”

  1. Amy Says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t think Bening was most deserving of an Oscar. I felt like this was just another variation on other roles she’s done.

  2. girldetective Says:

    I’m not sure if Bening actually speaks like that in real life, but her deepness of voice and stilted delivery seemed so affected, even for a character supposed to be so uptight.