The Kids Are All Right won seven awards from The Alliance of Women Film Journalists, including best original screenplay, best ensemble and best actress (Annette Bening), while The Social Network scored four, including best film, director, adapted screenplay and score.
Two of our favorite flicks this year, The Kids Are All Right and Black Swan earned the most nods from the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics, both getting three nominations for their second annual Dorian Awards. Both films are nominated for film of the year along with I am Love, The Social Network, and Toy Story 3. The winners will be known on January 18.
The Kids Are All Right is a warm new comedy from highly praised director Lisa Cholodenko, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo. Two adolescents (Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska and Journey to the Center of the Earth’s Josh Hutcherson) have an idea to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers (Bening and Moore) created them. Once the donor (Ruffalo) is found, the home will never be the same, as family relations are defined, re-defined, and re-re-defined. The New York Times praised that it’s
“a generous, nearly note-perfect portrait of a modern family,”
and Entertainment Weekly calls the movie
“funny, smart and sexy!”
Opening in limited release at seven theaters, The Kids Are All Right grossed $491,971 in its first weekend. At $70,282 per theater, the film scored the highest average gross in the year to date. It extended to 38 theaters on July 16, then 201 on July 23 and finally 847 on July 30. As of December 20, the film had gotten a total amount of $29,365,490 worldwide. Metacritic, which assigns a prejudiced average score out of 1–100 reviews from film critics, has a rating score of 86 based on 38 reviews, with the film in the “universal acclaim” category. New York Film Critics Online granted The Kids with its Best Ensemble Cast award.