Director: Lisa Cholodenko. Cast: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson. 106 min. Rated R. Comedy.
Of all gay/lesbian movies out there, this was the very first to gain my sympathy. The Kids trusts and respects its audience enough to ask the difficult questions (how do homosexual couples feel about their kids being homosexual? does every child need a father? is there value in the traditional nuclear family? and last but not least: is homosexuality by chance, or choice?), and leaves them unanswered. Starts as a comedy - ends as a tearjerker. Watch it with a group of friends, as this is guaranteed to create discussions. Bening may win her first Oscar.