Lisa Cholodenko earned her indie cred with three films in six years that each focused on trials and tribulations specific to women. However, she’s taken another six years to follow up her last movie, and the wait has been more than worth it.
The Kids Are All Right opens with a seemingly happy nontraditional family getting ready to send their oldest daughter off to college. Type-A controlling doctor Nic (Annette Bening) and her free-wheeling wife, Jules (Julianne Moore), have been together for over two decades. With the help of the same sperm donor, they each birthed a child, and raised both in a tight nuclear family. Joni (Mia Wasikowska) is a straig...