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.