The Kids Are Alright – 4 stars
Julianne Moore and Annette Bening are two middle-aged lesbians with two teenage children in the midst of a mid-life crisis. The kids decide they want to meet their father (Mark Ruffalo, who is actually just their sperm donor). Very funny, occasionally poignant, and refreshingly devoid of the kind of politics you might fear from such an endeavor. Bening is particularly good as the controlling, more responsible member of couple, the uncool drudge, trying to keep it all together in competition with cool “new” and fun, breezy Moore.