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The Kids are All Right, but what about us?

“A must-see, laugh out loud comedy” as the tabloids would say.  That films like this still get made restores my faith in the Hollywood machine, and if like me you loved Junebug, Sideways and Juno you’ll love this too. I know it was released a long while ago, but I sometimes take a while to get round to things…..

It’s a film about big issues – parenthood; sexuality; transitions (adolescence, middle-age) long-term relationships and existential meaning (what’s the point of all this anyway?) but done with a deceptive lightness of touch and compassion for all its protagonists, without resorting to sentimentality or cliché. Read on »