The Kids Are All Right is the sort of movie that I admire more than I enjoy–in this case a very well-acted soap opera.
Pet Peeve: when I first tried to look up this movie online I first found a 1979 documentary about The Who called The Kids Are Alright. As far as I can see, the title of the current movie means “all of the kids are right,” which doesn’t really make much sense.
In any case this movie involves a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) who have two great kids (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson). For some reason they named the boy “Laser” which seems cruel, but never mind. The kids decide to track down the sperm donor who was their biological father (Mark Ruffalo). Everyone gets along wonderfully until two of the characters decide to do something stupid, hence the soap opera. Everything more or less works out in the end.
There’s one thing that bothers me about the ending, so I’m going to discuss it within <Spoiler> tags for the benefit of those who have seen the movie.