‘The Kids Are All Right’ trailer

Posted by · 1:10 am · April 9th, 2010

As you know, I’m a big fan of this Focus summer release, which puts a neat mainstream spin on progressive sexual politics, and boasts Julianne Moore’s best performance in eight years to boot. It’s interesting (and, I think, appropriate) to see this trailer putting the film’s comedic properties front-and-center rather than going for the highbrow Oscar grab — some viewers might find themselves surprised by how artful and moving it is. It hits screens on July 7; read my Berlin review here.

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  • 1 4-09-2010 at 2:37 am

    mark said...

    I am surprised that ruffalo impressed me the most,i wonder how the 2 ladies will be campaigned they are both definitely lead from this trailer and i would assume mia is supporting.

  • 2 4-09-2010 at 3:01 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Ruffalo is terrific, too — no weak links in this ensemble.

    I sense the lead/support campaign issue is going to be a tedious topic of conversation for months. They’re both leads. Period.

  • 3 4-09-2010 at 3:37 am

    BurmaShave said...

    Ruffalo seems to be back in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME mode. I’m very pleased, can’t wait.

  • 4 4-09-2010 at 6:27 am

    Joey said...

    Sweet merciful crap I NEED to see this! Julianne Moore and Annette Bening both need Oscars!

  • 5 4-09-2010 at 6:29 am

    Michael said...

    wow I didn’t really need to be convinced based on your berlin reviews and what I heard from sundance but this trailer put even more validation to the claims that this looks to be an enjoyably brilliant film. I can’t wait! I would love to see both actresses be nominated, but I’d prefer if they both won!

  • 6 4-09-2010 at 8:29 am

    Silencio said...

    Alright. I’m sold.

  • 7 4-09-2010 at 10:44 am

    Frank Lee said...

    I’m in.

  • 8 4-09-2010 at 11:01 am

    Charlie said...


    They could both be campaigned as leads.

    It’s worked before (Thelma & Louise)

  • 9 4-09-2010 at 11:03 am

    John said...

    This looks like Ruffalo’s movie.

  • 10 4-09-2010 at 11:09 am

    Joseph Giancarlo said...

    So far, even though I do not want to, I found Annette Bening performance more radical than Moore´s but that can be just a first look perception.
    On the other hand I am surprised or at least I was not expecting to that much comedy, or at least so they are selling it that way, I guess.
    Julian Moore is one of my favorite actresses and this film was on the top of my 2010 list since late last year, however , this advance seems to tell me (beside the date of Release), that its not flawless.

  • 11 4-09-2010 at 11:16 am

    cineJAB said...

    wow I can’t wait for this. Probably already a certain SAG ensemble nominee and 3 or 4 oscar nods for acting.

  • 12 4-09-2010 at 11:28 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    cineJAB: Easy, tiger!

  • 13 4-09-2010 at 12:31 pm

    Jim T said...

    Guy, I’m going to London with my mum next weekend to celebrate her birthday. I’de love to see you (because London is tiny :p). If you’re going to Lou Reed’s concert, come and say hello :)

  • 14 4-09-2010 at 12:48 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Sorry to be the party pooper, but I hated this trailer. You sure about this one Guy?

  • 15 4-09-2010 at 1:07 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    I’m sold. I’ve been anticipating this one, and the trailer got me. Looks like a must see in my opinion.

  • 16 4-09-2010 at 1:07 pm

    Rob said...

    Wait, WHAT?!?! Chad disagrees with the general consensus??

  • 17 4-09-2010 at 1:10 pm

    Jim T said...

    Actually, Chad is braver than me. I didn’t like the trailer either. I didn’t think it promised a great film.
    Nevertheless, I still hope I’ll love the film.

  • 18 4-09-2010 at 2:56 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    looks like fun, nothing earth shattering but funny and romantic

  • 19 4-09-2010 at 3:31 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Chad: I’m sure, but then I’m equally sure that you’d HATE this.

    Jim: I’m not going to Lou Reed, I’m afraid. But have a great time in London!

  • 20 4-09-2010 at 3:46 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    This looks cute.

  • 21 4-09-2010 at 4:37 pm

    Holden said...

    That movie looks pretty funny, and I can’t wait. I bet it’s this year’s Juno, or Little Miss Sunshine.

  • 22 4-09-2010 at 10:47 pm

    Glenn said...

    As much as I like the look of it and I think it will be good I can’t see this getting more than an Original Screenplay and maybe a Supporting Actress nom for, perhaps, Mia if she’s able to keep up all this breakthrough buzz.

    I’m thinking “Mother and Child” is where Annette will make herself known with Oscar. I guess a Best Picture nom is definitely in the equation. I totally forgot about the ten thing for a moment there.

  • 23 4-10-2010 at 3:54 am

    Eunice said...

    I’m sold on this one. BurmaShave is right, Ruffalo seems back on solid form–it’d be interesting to see where he’ll go from here.

  • 24 4-10-2010 at 11:48 am

    Mike said...

    They may both be leads, but I doubt Focus will promote them that way. They perpetuated that Gyllenhaal was supporting in Brokeback Mountain, so I’m guessing Moore will go supporting here while Bening is promoted in lead.

    It may not be entirely fair, but same gender leads are almost always split up these days. The days of Thelma & Louise are over, and if Moore and Bening were to both be nominated as Best Actress, they’d split the votes and both lose.

  • 25 4-10-2010 at 10:20 pm

    Ed said...

    Let the games begin:

    The Kids Are Alright for Best Picture.

    Annette Bening for BEST ACTRESS
    Julianne Moore for Best Supporting Actress
    Mark R for Best Supporting Actor

  • 26 4-11-2010 at 12:06 am

    Williiam said...

    I’m sorry but i agree with Chad i didn’t like the trailer either.

  • 27 4-12-2010 at 1:10 pm

    Ivan said...


    best ensemble
    best actress/annette bening
    best supporting actor/mark ruffalo

    best comedy
    best screenplay
    best actress comedy/julianne moore
    best actress comedy/annette bening
    best supporting actor/mark ruffalo

    best picture
    best actress/annette bening
    best supporting actor/mark ruffalo
    best supporting actress/mia wasikowska
    best original screenplay

  • 28 4-12-2010 at 2:53 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I don’t know where everyone is getting this meme that Annette Bening is the chief beneficiary here. She’s good. Moore is better.

  • 29 4-12-2010 at 4:11 pm

    Jim T said...

    I think it’s simply the fact that she is the top. As bad as it may sound…

  • 30 4-18-2010 at 2:18 am

    cinephile said...

    Moore’s best performance in 8 years?? Wow, in a comedy, that’s quite surprising. So she is better than in Blindness, Savage Grace, A Single Man and Chloe?

  • 31 4-18-2010 at 2:25 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Definitely, yes.

    (By the way, it’s a comedy with significant dramatic peaks.)