07/16/2010 09:13 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Kids Are All Right (A Mayor at the Movies Review)

Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) have been in a long-term relationship. The plot revolves around their children seeking out their sperm-donor father, Paul (Mark Ruffalo).

Moviegoers will identify with the couple's problems, which are the same for heterosexual couples with teenage children. The film seeks to establish an understanding of the need to provide equity for both homosexual and heterosexual couples. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing."

A day or two after seeing this film, I watched The Crying Game, on the IFC television channel. It involves an IRA soldier, Fergus (Stephen Rea), who becomes involved with another male, Dil (Jaye Davidson), living the life of a woman. That older film is superb and far more absorbing than the Kids Are All Right, which has a sitcom quality to it. If you've never seen The Crying Game, it is definitely worth renting.

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