Skip to comments.REVIEW: ‘The Kids Are All Right’ Tells Us We Don’t Need Fathers
Posted on 07/08/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by Maelstorm
Among Hollywoods many mind benders is the fact that a book and a movie can have the same title but not be the same story, while two or more movies can also have the same title and tell the same story or not. I mention that because the new film, The Kids are All Right is not the same story as the book of the same title and neither have anything to do with 1979s rock group in the raw documentary film about The Who, The Kids Are Alright.
In this The Kids are All Right, Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) are a Hollywood stereotype lesbian married couple with two teenage children (Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson) who are basically getting along just fine until their kids contact Paul (Mark Ruffalo), their biological father, whose anonymously donated sperm impregnated each of their parents. As the children bond with Paul and his influence grows, Nic, the husband in the union takes offense: I need your advice about child rearing about as much as I need a stiff dick up my ass! Jules, the wife, does need something, however, and Ruffalo and Moore are soon engaged in very sweaty hetero screen sex.
I wont spoil the ending.
According to the films director and co-writer, Lisa Cholodenko, during the Q&A session following a special Screen Actors Guild showing, the story mirrors her own life of artificial inseminated parenthood and shows that lesbian parents are no different from heterosexual ones. But as is the case with anything having to do with Hollywood, theres way more going on here than may meet the eye. This film is essentially selling a lite version of the leftist utopian political fantasy of not needing men and rejecting male patriarchy.
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A boy needs a father to show how he's supposed to act as a man.
This is not complicated. (And I realize that sadly not everyone wins in the daddy-lottery)
By the way, Joe Biden introduces his own brand of crackers
Hollywood is openly hostile for traditional families.
Hollywood is openly hostile TO traditional families.
What is the problem here???
Isn’t this “what everyone wanted”?
Isn’t this “how it should be”?
“After all—all men are good for is a check and an occasional pair of strong arms to carry something. ....right??...................................................................................................
Sigh......I hate this modern sodom we are living in now.
“All part of the big plan”.
Will SOMEONE PLEASE “wake me up” from this “twilight zone of alternate reality” we are living in??
Almost ALL films and TV shows are produced primarily to promote an agenda, and only secondarily to “entertain.”
Yeah you are right not everyone wins but at least we should be shooting for the best possible outcomes not defining all outcomes as equally good which they are not.
“And what’s your name” ?
“Keith. My friends call me Keith, but you can call me John”.
I had no great love for my father but without him I would not have been what I am today.
Why not? You could grow up to be like the b*st*rd in the White House.
The problem is that we have so emasculated men and cut their role down that, in large part, they are nothing but mothers with different genitalia. What the kids have lost is a sense of healthy maleness which both Boys and Girls need if they are going to be healthy adults.
Disclaimer: Can a single mom raise healthy kids? sure but it’s exceedingly ,more difficult if there is no stable and healthy father figure just as a man can do it without a mother but with great difficulty.
The push to make kids feel ‘good’ about being from a single parent family (usually the mother) has relegated fathers to a luxury item at best and an unnecessary risk at worse in the exes of society. It first hit me in the mid 90’s when in a high school lab class of 20 kids only a hand full were not from broken homes and only two of us had anything good to say about our fathers.
The only way to push back against this is for men, both those who are still married, and those who are not, to whenever possible be a healthy male influence in their kids lives. If you get them on the weekend do something with them that they want to do (within reason) and something you want to do and talk with them. If you are blessed enough to be in the home with your kids don’t let your wife bear the brunt of raising them! let her handle the physical nurturing and share equally emotional nurturing so they get life lessons from a male and female perspective.
The type of father you are to your sons teaches them the value of being a father and the type of father you are to your daughters teaches them the value of being discerning about who they choose to share their lvies with.
I’m thankful that my husband, dad, father-in-law, my brother and brother-in-law and all of our uncles are good guys and good examples for my boys.
VERY goods points that you make!
As a son raised by a single mom(my dad DIED when I was 7—) I CAN attest to having “no real, significant male role—model” in my life, growing up. Sure my mom raised me and my sister to grow up to be healthy, moral, decent adults—but there was—and IS—SOOOO much I “missed out on” growing up—particularly in my teens and such. I KNOW things would have gone VERY differently for me—had I had my father all of this time—OR simply a decent male role model.
Problem was—I did NOT—and the one or 2 men that DID show some “interest in me” as a kid and a teen—ONE of them in particular did NOT understand me and my unusual interest early on in science and technology—and as such—he DISCOURAGED me at nearly EVERY turn—which no doubt made it harder for me to trust ANYONE. The other guy—whom I knew in my teens—DID actually seem to try and understand my budding technical abilities...and even tried to help me to further them...UNTIL his WIFE got “jealous” of him being around me and of course—my single mother at the time—and ended that...JUST when I needed it most.
Of course fathers matter....look at society now that most people think they DON’T matter anymore—or should be kept away.
AS I said before-—I want out of this “twilight zone episode “I feel I am trapped in.
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