My wife and I just watched this movie The Kids Are All Right and we loved it. It brings up big questions about what it means to be a parent, a dad, a family…
“He’s not a father… He’s a sperm donor!”
The whole thing feels completely fresh… the story, the dialogue, the acting, everything.
It’s funny, we just threw it on to kill some time – thinking we’d just fall asleep to something light. But half-way through it both of us were wide awake and really interested in what was going on.
It’s a story about a family headed up by a lesbian couple… and the kids end up trying to get in touch with the sperm donor… and they do… and they gotta figure out how to be after that.
There’s a bunch of unique conversations that happen, and a good deal of insightful bits on life that felt fresh; like this one:
“…marriage is hard… Just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. It’s a fucking marathon, okay? So, sometimes, you know, you’re together for so long, that you just… You stop seeing the other person. You just see weird projections of your own junk. Instead of talking to each other, you go off the rails and act grubby and make stupid choices… You know if I read more Russian novels, then…”
So, my vote is: check out the movie The Kids Are All Right, it’s a great way to kill some time. Have you seen this movie? What’d you think?