Lisa Cholodenko

Blu-Ray Review: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore Shine in ‘The Kids Are All Right’

Kids Are All Right, The: Annette Bening and Julianne Moore

CHICAGO – Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” still stands as one of the best films of the year for two reasons. One, Cholodenko’s script brilliantly tackles the challenge of playing emotional subtext instead of mere action, resulting in five completely-realized, believable characters. Two, the film features arguably the best ensemble of the year with two strong contenders for the Best Actress Oscar.

Film Review: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore Out in the Light With ‘The Kids Are All Right’

Kids Are All Right, The: Annette Bening and Julianne Moore

CHICAGO – It is Hollywood that is often ahead of the social curve, expressing in art what most people can’t fathom in real life. “The Kids Are All Right” is that type of consciousness, depicting a committed lesbian couple – played by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore – coming to grips with transitions occurring with their kids.

Interview: Lisa Cholodenko Explains Why ‘The Kids Are All Right’

CHICAGO – Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” is a daring, masterful dramedy about the new modern American family. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play Nic and Jules, a pair of lesbian mothers who have raised two beautiful children in Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson).

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