The Kids Are All Right (film)

2010 film by Lisa Cholodenko

The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 film about two children of lesbian parents, conceived by artificial insemination, who bring their birth father into their family life.

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko. Written by Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.

Jules Allgood

  • [to Laser] I wish you were gay, you'd be much more sensitive.
  • I need to say something. It's no big secret your mom and I are in hell right now, and... Bottom line is, marriage is hard. Its really fucking hard. Just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. Its a fucking marathon, okay? So, sometimes, you know, you're together so long, that you just... You stop seeing the other person. You just see weird projections of your own junk. Instead of talking to each other, you go off the rails and act grubby and make stupid choices, which is what I did. And I feel sick about it because I love you guys, and I love your mom, and that's the truth. Sometimes you hurt the ones you love the most. I don't know why. You know, if I read more Russian novels, then... I just wanted to say how sorry I am for what I did. I hope you'll forgive me eventually. Thank you.

Nic Allgood

  • [to Jules] So, are you straight now?

Paul Hatfield

  • It's hard enough to open your heart in this world. Don't make it harder.


Sasha: I'm just saying, the spermster's a hottie. Is he single?
Joni: Okay, first of all: Ew. And second, he's a really good person, so I prefer it if you didn't taint him with your "whore youth".
Sasha: Fair enough, hairy muff.

Nic: Maybe we should just sit him down and ask him already.
Jules: What? "Are you and Clay fucking?"
Nic: "Exploring" is a better word.

Laser: Why did you donate your sperm?
Paul: Because it seemed more fun than donating blood.

Paul: Just making an observation.
Nic: Yeah? Well I need your observations like I need a dick in my ass!

Laser: I don't think you guys should break up.
Nic: No? Why's that?
Laser: I think you're too old.
Nic: [wryly] Thanks, Laser.
[Jules grins and puts a hand on Nic's knee, and Nic covers the hand with her own]