Sundance: Focus Features acquires 'The Kids Are All Right'
Focus Features appears to have sealed the deal to acquire rights to Sundance Film Festival favorite "The Kids Are All Right" by Lisa Cholodenko, reports the LA Times.
The family drama revolves around two teenage kids (Mia Wasikowska, Joshua Hutcherson) who live with their lesbian moms (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening) and decide to seek out their sperm donor dad (Mark Ruffalo).
More Sundance reviews/buzz:
- "Gossip Girl's" Chace Crawford stars in "Twelve," about a young man named White Mike whose mother has died. He turns to drug dealing New York's wealthy teens. "Crawford has the scruffy handsomeness and soulful eyes required to make this antihero swoon-worthy, but screenwriter Jordan Melamed hasn't given the character much of a drive or personality." [ Screen Daily]
- Gurinder Chadha, who made "Bend It Like Beckham," enters the horror-comedy waters with "It's a Wonderful Afterlife, " about a murderous Indian mom who just wants to see her daughter get married. Although the film opens with an exploding stomach, the film finds just the right balance of goofy and grisly. [ LA Times]
- "Joan Rivers Is a Piece of Work" - The documentary follows a year in the comedian's life. "As the film progresses, you start to want Rivers to succeed ... [it] doesn't have much depth, but it knows its subject matter and tells its story simply and appealingly." [ HitFix]
- "Lucky," the documentary about lottery winners, "doesn't have the built-in charm that the young spelling bee contestants brought to 'Spellbound.'" [ Cinematical].
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