The Kids Are All Right stars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a middle aged, upper middle class lesbian couple in Southern California, whose relationship problems are magnified under the stress of their two teenage children's (one of whom is named Laser) freewheelin', organic farming sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) suddenly becoming a part of their lives. That description may be a hard sell (it certainly was for me), making the movie sound like some seriously insufferable, overly quirky arthouse garbage, but the movie's script, direction and cast transcend what could have been the most annoying movie I've seen since 500 Days of Summer. This movie is actually incredibly good, refreshingly self-aware, honestly very funny and wonderfully moving. Who knew?
Is there anyone on the planet who has not watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and sobbed copious tears and thought, "If only it were possible to erase [fill in the blank] from my mind so I could move on and have an adult relationship and accomplish menial tasks like the folding of laundry or the washing of my hair"? Well if there is, that's about to change because Hulu posted the entire movie for streaming on their site today. [Thanks to Videogum for tipping us off.] Here, in no particular order, are five reasons (out of infinity) why EsotSM is the most brilliant and beautiful and heartbreaking movie in the history of the world, like, EVER. And this is NOT hyperbole you guys, at ALL.