Hollywood Studios International — Director Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, resulting in the festival’s most visible bidding war. Rumored suitors included Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, The Weinstein Company, and Summit Entertainment.
The film stars prolific child and teen star, Josh Hutcherson ( “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Little Manhattan,” “Zathura,” and the upcoming “Red Dawn,”) and young actress Mia Wasikowska (starring in the upcoming “Alice in Wonderland”),
The Film’s premise: two teenage children conceived via artificial insemination get the urge to seek out their birth father (Mark Ruffalo) and introduce him to the family life that their two mothers (Julianne Moore and Annette Benning) have built for them. Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.
In a written statement, Focus Features’ James Schamus said: “Lisa (director) has made an extraordinary gem of a film that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth. Not only is ‘The Kids Are All Right’ infectiously funny and touching, but it’s also entirely accessible. We’re confident that audiences everywhere will fall in love with this family, as brilliantly brought to life by a remarkable cast of actors.”
Positive reviews continue to pour in from a number of media sources about “The Kids Are All Right.” Here are just a few of the great reviews already written about the film:
-- The Hollywood Reporter said "Sundance 2010 has been waiting for a breakout hit... it finally happened" and that the film was "much more than alright" -- New York Magazine wrote "Annette Bening and Julianne Moore Wow the Fest" -- The Wall Street Journal called the film a "heart-warming look at modern families" -- The Los Angeles Times wrote the film "becomes a Sundance sensation" -- Indie Wire said the film "shines at Sundance" -- Screen Daily International said the film is "a consistently amusing delight" -- Daily Variety called "The Kids Are All Right" one of Sundance's "hottest acquisition titles."