Colorlines contributer Daisy Hernandez has posted an interesting take on all the buzz on Lisa Cholodenko’s new film, The Kids Are All Right.
I guess I fall into the category of being somewhat “complacent” based on the comments on this post. Not that I’d ever defend this movie, but that I would agree that this film is a start. But there is a long way to go. So let’s keep pushing for more representations of people of color!
In the meantime, I feel like Daisy Hernandez’s writing style captures my feeling of being totally charmed by this film while also understanding its limitations.
Every once in awhile, a Hollywood movie hits such a perfect note of familiarity that you leave the theater feeling like you just watched a film about your white friends and it was funny, sweet–marvelous, even. . . . This is the charm of Lisa Cholodenko’s new summer hit, The Kids Are All Right. Her white characters are so familiar and even so likable that you want to believe all they need is a better reading list. If only race relations were so easy.
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