The Kids Are All Right
Ok, here goes nothing: Two teenage kids decide to try and find their sperm donor father, and succeed. Their parents both freak out, and decide that they need to meet Mr Sperm Donor just to make sure it’s ok that he hangs with their kids. Mr Sperm Donor is cool with this because he’s ok with lesbians. Oh, right, you didn’t know the parents were both mums! Well, this is a modern family baby. Both mums seem to bitch and fight all the time – not much love in this relationship. Unless they decided to put some gay male porn on so they can get excited. (Side note: is this really how lesbians get off?) Mr Sperm Donor decides to be nice and employs ‘female’ mum to help landscape his back yard, helping her legitimise her landscaping company that she’s trying to get off the ground. Trouble is they let the mexican hired hand do all the work because feminine lesbian mum can’t keep her hands off Mr Sperm Donor and they just can’t stay out of bed. Of course butch mum eventually finds out and everyone now hates Mr Sperm Donor – convieniantly forgetting that without the recent male input, the kids wouldn’t be alright. Older child goes off to college, everyone is happy…. ish. Apart from now alienated Mr Sperm Donor.
So that’s the basic story-line to one of the weirder DVDs I’ve seen this year, a story that treats sex like its something you have to do, rather than something to enjoy. A story where a father figure helps the son realise some truths about his own life, but is then cast out like a leaper. A story that seems forced and unrealistic, where even the actors have trouble figuring out what is going on.
Basically it’s a muddle of ideas and abilities that essentially turns out to be a bit of a head scratching exercise rather than and enjoyable evening in.
Reviewed by: Jonathan