A portrait of a lesbian family comes to life in the film, “The Kids Are Alright.”
This film shows the inner workings of the quintessential family with a Volvo sitting in the driveway of a beautiful suburban house run by two parents. Those parents happen to be two women.
Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play Nic and Jules, the moms of Joni and Laser. Nic and Jules worked hard to have as normal of a life for their kids as possible. As Joni turns 18, 15-year-old Laser starts a quest to find their birth father. The two were conceived by donor.
When the children finally meet their father, they find a breath of fresh air compared to the very strict and rule-oriented Nic. The meeting ultimately brings all the parents and children closer together and forces them to focus on a new definition of family.
“The Kids Are Alright” expands to more theaters beginning this weekend. For theaters, visit the film’s website.