One of the few summer releases that I feel has a genuine chance of deservedly scoring at the Oscars this year is Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right. Not only does the film have one of the best casts of the year including Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, and Mark Ruffalo, but it also is one of the first instances of a major studio film dealing with lesbian issues being presented with a lesbian perspective. The two previous films that have done well at the Oscars have been Brokeback Mountain, directed by heterosexual filmmaker Ang Lee, and Milk directed by openly gay filmmaker Gus Van Sant. Both films were very male-heavy in cast and creative team. Indie film director Lisa Cholodenko takes the reigns in The Kids Are All Right and the film reflect on a screenplay that she co-wrote with Stuart Blumberg.
Today The Kids Are All Right got a brand new featurette from Yahoo! Movies that focuses a lot on the film’s phenomenal cast. Each member of the cast and Cholodenko get brief interviews where they speak to the theme of the film and emphasize that at its core it is really about family and the search for truth. It also shows some additional footage that wasn’t shown in the original trailer that looks heartwarming and hilarious. Check out the synopsis and featurette below:
The Kids Are All Right is the heartfelt new comedy from acclaimed director Lisa Cholodenko, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. Two teenaged children (Alice in Wonderlandâ€™s Mia Wasikowska and Journey to the Center of the Earthâ€™s Josh Hutcherson) get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers (Bening and Moore) have built for them. Once the donor (Ruffalo) is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, reâ€”defined, and reâ€”reâ€”defined.
The Kids Are All Right will be in theatres in the U.S. on July 9th, 2010.