July 21, 2010

We just saw the best movie of the year...


Overall this has been a pretty crappy year for movies so far. I actually cannot think of five that we have seen and really liked.

Yes Toy Story 3 was excellent, especially because I love the characters so much. And yes Sex and The City 2 kind of blew, even though I love the characters so much. And I haven't seen Inception yet. That being said, a Clash of the Titans remake? The Prince of Persia? MacGruber? Jonah Hex? Another Robin Hood? Another Shrek movie after they ruined the series with a crappy part three? Ugh. Barf. Where's the good stuff?

Then last night, a flash of greatness at the local cineplex... The Kids Are All Right.

Kids has a fresh idea ---- Julianne Moore and Annette Bening are a middle-aged lesbian couple whose family is thrown off course when their teenage kids decide they want to meet the sperm donor who, uh, made the donation.

Bening is an uptight doctor who likes her red wine, Moore is the insecure stay-at-home partner, and the kids are teens trying to figure out where they come from.

This is a smart sexy comedy that may be revolutionary -- it doesn't matter that the couple is gay. They are just a long-term couple making their way through life.

It all works, it is funny and touching and I enjoyed every minute of it. Plus lots to think and talk about afterwards.

Oh, and nominate them all now, and give Annette Bening the Oscar. She is amazing.

14 comments:

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Sounds like a bloody good film. I have just added it to my 'films to watch' list. Trouble is that the list has existed for 15 years and I have only watched two films. It's cos I am an outside bunny, so sitting on the sofa for two hours requires rigorous planning.

TICKLEBEAR said...

the trailer was interesting and the topic is pertinent as artificial insemination has been around long enough for those kids to be old enough to raise those questions. i may look into it. ANNETTE is good? great! it'd be nice if she got a nomination/oscar for this. but for americans, the whole idea may still be too shocking, or is it me who's prejudiced here?...
it could happen, you know...
i'm still human!!
:D~
HUGZ

Ray's Cowboy said...

I fully agree I would love to see this movie. I have seen trailes for it and I think it will be wonderful.
Ray

Lauren said...

I really want to see this movie! I kind of want to see it more now.

Michael Rivers said...

I keep reading such fantastic things about this movie. I'll have to check it out.

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

I really want to see this movie. You're not the only one who has said good things about it.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Yep. is totally definitely worth seeing! Hopefully with all the buzz will go wider, seems to be in pretty limited release right now.

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Daij said...

i can't wait to see it

injaynesworld said...

I love Annette Bening, and she's long overdue for an Oscar having been screwed out of it not once, but twice by Hilary Swank. I can't wait to see this movie.

Stan in NH said...

I heard that was going to be a good one. We can't wait to see it.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Totally agree on Annette Bening - was awesome in lots of stuff, especially Bugsy.

I thought Hilary Swank deserved the first Oscar, for Boys Don't Cry. For Million Dollar Baby I thought the whole thing was overrated.

TICKLEBEAR said...

"boys don't cry" was monumental!!
:)~
HUGZ

Laura said...

I'm going to see it. I love Annette Bening! I wasn't sure about Mark Ruffalo and a bad run of movies lately...but I'm hopefull this will be good. Thanks. :)

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