Kids Are All Right, The

Rating = B-

I didn't think this was as good as some of the real critics thought it was. I did like the premise of the married lesbians each having a child by the same sperm donor making their children half-siblings by the absent father. And I inordinately enjoyed that the brother and sister teenage children calls their parents collectively “moms.”

The acting was uniformly good, and the relationship between the two moms seemed real enough that the fling of one of the moms with the father of their children didn't seem so plausible. Of course, the story is really about any long-term marriage, not especially about lesbian marriage.

[2010-07-23, Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA]