The Kids Are All Right
First screened in July 2010 / Most recently screened in January 2019
Director: Lisa Cholodenko. Cast: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta, Eddie Hassell, Joaquín Garrido, Zosia Mamet, Kunal Sharma, Lisa Eisner, Eric Eisner, James MacDonald. Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.

Twitter Capsule: (2010) Warm, engaging, with some good acting, but lots of clumsy notes. Story and characters warrant more subtlety.

Second Capsule: (2019) Screenplay is a weird mix of rights and wrongs, so well-played by key actors that you almost don't notice.

VOR:   Sometimes-shaky privileging of a Modern Family™. Rare U.S. comedy where each character has a POV. Interesting girlhood study. Candid about marriage.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo
Best Original Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Annette Bening
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Julianne Moore
Best Screenplay: Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Teddy Award (Best LGBT Feature)
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Bening); Best Supporting Actor (Ruffalo); Best Screenplay

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