|Tues 22nd August||7.45pm|
Dir: Lisa Cholodenko | USA | 2010 | 106 mins
Cast: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore give fine, naturalistic performances in this terrifically perceptive and witty comedy by Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon). They are lesbian couple Jules and Nic, parents of teens Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), both conceived with sperm from the same anonymous donor. When Joni turns eighteen, she and Laser track down their father – the sweet, slightly hapless Paul (Mark Ruffalo), and gradually, he starts to change the dynamic of their post-modern family. Moore and Bening are wonderful as parents completely disoriented by Paul’s sudden appearance, while powerless to reject him.
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