The Kids Are All Right


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Have any of you seen this movie?  This is what I ventured off to watch yesterday.  It took my 'meh' mood and lifted it up a bit, even though the story itself was really dramatic and depressing.

What I really loved about the film is the setting.  It takes place in the suburbs of Southern California.  Mark Ruffalo's character, Paul (who, btw is pretty freaking attractive in the film. I've always been a little partial to him but in this film in particular, woah) is a restaurant owner who gardens and provides the produce for his super trendy restaurant that happens to have a pretty amazing outdoor seating area.  It's pretty much everything I wish I had...

Anyway, overall, the movie is good.  There are a lot of things left unanswered, which really bothers me about movies.  Things need to come around full circle you know?  So many side plots were developed and then just left unfinished about half way through the film.  Drives me crazy!  There was a lot of redeeming qualities to this movie though and I definitely recommend it.  I also highly recommend going to the movies alone at some point.  I'm happy I ended up treating myself to it!

6 comments:

Anna-Maria September 2, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

The last movie I saw alone was "A Knight's Tale". I haven't been to the movies alone since. Clearly I need someone with me to guide me, otherwise my questionable taste in cinema leads me to see costumed tomfoolery. RIP Heath. But that movie sucked.

Mo Pie, Please September 2, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

Eeesh, that is a bad choice for going to the movies solo.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts September 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

Great movie review-
I heard of this movie and reserved it just because I think MR is hot.

City Girl Chicago September 3, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Thanks for the reco ~ it sounds right up my alley :)

ps ~ I am _way_ jealous now of your le creuset collection :)

one sydney road September 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

Ooh, I've so been wanting to see this movie - I keep hearing great things about it. I know what you mean though about things being left unfinished...I hate that!! (but Mark Ruffalo...yeah, I'm down! :)

Joanna September 4, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

I really want to see this. Mark Ruffalo is indeed dreamy.

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