The Kids Are All Right is a great film that everyone should see. This isn’t a review of the movie. Instead, it’s just a few words to say that the director/writer, Lisa Cholodenko, has brilliantly shown that a family structure that sounds exotic on paper — two lesbian moms with a boy and girl teenager born one each to the moms by the same sperm donor–is, in fact, the exact model of any American family. She shows that marriages and families of every kind experience exactly the same hardships, challenges, love and caring. She shows how completely we’re all alike.
In a week when hate mongers are picketing outside concerts by Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga with signs that say “God Hates Fags” and many other equally ignorant slurs of human depravity, it’s a welcome relief to see a film that shines with truth. Find it, see it. You’ll be glad.