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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

"I dont think you guys should break up."

The Kids Are All Right, is a film that may end up being looked back in history as a fairly important film. It looks all set to do well in the award season, with Oscar buzz being around it for most of the year now. It also gives us a film where the two parents happen to be lesbians, but the key point here is that, in fact, this is not the key part of the film. Our characters just happen to be lesbians. This is rather, a film about parental relationships being shaken up by the introduction of another man into their family, rather than a film about a lesbian couple. The Kids Are All Right is far from perfect, but it is a good, well rounded film, with a very good heart. It seems likely to take the Oscar Best Picture spot for the quirky, ‘independent film’ that has recently been given to the likes of Little Miss Sunshine, Juno and Precious. It is debatable if these films are better or worse than The Kids Are All Right, but I think it is safe to say that The Kids Are All Right will be remembered for a longer time. (more…)

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[Posted by: Danny Moltrasi]

Michael Cera was the ‘in-thing’ not so long ago, but now it seems Michael Cera-bashing has long taken over that phase. The main criticism has always been that Cera plays the same, awkward teenage character, and that it has quickly become boring. I’ve even seen his casting in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World being cited as the reason behind the films limited box office success. But is that really worth the hate he has received? It seems to me that Cera has been on the hard end of many critics. (more…)