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SNFC-DC: The Kids Are All Right at E Street Cinema, Meet at 5pm

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 18th at 5:15 for The Kids Are All Right at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a French Quarter t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion. In The Kids Are All Right, comedic surprise is combined with poignant emotional truth in a funny, vibrant, and richly drawn portrait of a modern family. Nic and Jules (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) are married and share a cozy suburban Southern California home with their teenage children, Joni and Laser (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). Nic and Jules, or, when referred to jointly by Joni, "Moms," gave birth to and raised their children, and built a family life for the four of them. As Joni prepares to leave for college, 15-year-old Laser presses her for a big favor. He wants Joni, now 18, to help him find their biological father; the two teenagers were conceived by artificial insemination. Against her better judgment, Joni honors her brother's request and manages to make contact with "bio-dad" Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an easygoing restaurateur. The kids find themselves drawn to the confirmed bachelor's footloose style, especially in contrast to Nic, a principled doctor who has long established their house rules. Jules, who has been looking to start a new career in landscaping, also strikes up a rapport with Paul. As Paul comes into the lives of the forthright four, an unexpected new chapter begins for them as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I came to the film but showed up at I missed the meetup group...the film was great and I look forward to meeting up with this group at another time! Thanks, Kim

    July 19, 2010

  • Brian F.

    I enjoyed the movie. It tackled some difficult subjects with humor and poise, and the movie had surprising heart & depth. Thanks to all who came, first timers & repeat attendees alike, and thanks for the great book discussion afterward.

    July 18, 2010

  • Kha D.

    94% rating on rotten tomatoes... must be good!

    July 15, 2010

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