I was entertained by this while I watched it. I liked the premise. Annette Bening was great. SHR commented that she had the perfect Park Slope lesbian look. Mark Ruffalo was fantastic as well. I also really like the daughter played by Mia Wasikowska who was also great in In Treatment.
But the more I think about it, I'm not sure how much I liked this film. First off, it is shot in a really boring TV movie of the Week style for a lot of it. And some of the plot developments are so obvious and so not necessary. I think I would have preferred some of the issues raised by being reunited with one's sperm donor be further explored without it turning into a soap opera.
But I guess I shouldn't be surprised. I thought that the previous Lisa Cholodenko film I saw (Laurel Canyon) was a shallow film as well.
Three other thoughts:
1. Between this and Please Give, I think that I hate rich white people this year.
2. This is nowhere as good as The Kids Are Alright.
And last but not least, Mark Ruffalo's character got screwed.
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
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