Here’s the trailer for The Kids Are All Right, a movie that debuted at Sundance earlier this year with a big ole dramatic cannonball splash. You know how I know it’s going to be good? Besides the fact that it looks fucking remarkable, and that Mark Ruffalo seems to have finally found his way again? Because the critic blurbs don’t come from some two-bit TV station weather man slash movie reviewer. They come from The NYTimes and Entertainment Weekly and, goddamnit, they’ve done a number on me. I would LOVE to be charmed into a state of enlightenment.
Plus, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbian parents? More please. Ruffalo plays the sperm donor who the teenage children track down because they want to get to know their biological father. That father, in turn, ingratiates himself into the family, to the displeasure and later, the pleasure of the two moms. Mia Wasikowska plays the daughter, and even in the brief bit in the trailers, it’s clear that she’s a lot better than Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland deserved. Lisa Cholodenko (Laurel Canyon) is the writer/director on the movie.
This, folks, looks like another perfect populist indie flick. Just wow. It opens against Predators and Despicable Me on July 7th, and if it’s in your town, it looks like a much better way to enjoy some air-conditioning.
Did I mention that Mark Ruffalo is fucking adorable?