Focus Features Picks Up The Kids Are All Right
Just half an hour ago I got out of the Sundance press screening of The Kids Are All Right, the "Julianne Moore and Annette Bening lesbian comedy" that had a lot of buzz going for it on starpower alone. By the time of tonight's screening, though, there was even more incentive to see it-- Deadline Hollywood is reporting that Focus Features snapped up the film's right after last night's screening.
They weren't the only interested buyers-- Summit, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics and The Weinstein Company were all gunning for it apparently-- and it would have been a smart buy by anyone. The movie is funny and tender and moves along nicely, telling the story of a fairly typical marriage drama through a pretty atypical union between two women who are the parents of teenage kids. The movie also stars Mark Ruffalo as the sperm donor who created the kids, and rising stars Mia Wasikowska-- phenomenal-- and Josh Hutcherson as the teens. I'll have a full review soon, but now when you read it, you'll know you'll have a chance to see it yourself. Hooray for us all.
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