November is the start of the holiday season and nothing says the holidays like family. This month we hosted the Modern Families edition. We took a look at films that put a spotlight on the range of people that make up different families and the complex dynamics that exist and develop between them.

Here were the choices:


And the winner was…

The Kids Are All Right

R | 1h 46min | 2010

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Stars: Annette BeningJulianne MooreMark Ruffalo



Here’s what the teen audience had to say…

FINAL RATING: 5 out of 8 slices


Every PaaM night, we ask our teens to give us their honest reviews of the winning movie. We then select voices that capture the range of opinions and critiques. Read what Elam, Anesa, Mauricio and Deanna had to say about the non traditional family comedy.


Choose three words to describe the movie.

Elam: Tense, uncomfortable, wholesome

Anesa: Vivid, uncensored, funny

Mauricio: Awkward, tense, emotional (at times)

Deanna: Strange, funny, predictable

What was your favorite scene? Bonus: Why? **SPOILER ALERT!**

Elam: I had no favorite scene if I’m being honest.

Anesa: My favorite scene was when Paul hooked up with Jules because it made the movie more dramatic and it made the audience feel sympathy towards the kids.

Mauricio: When Joni went off to college because she finally got her issues settled and was moving on.

Deanna: When Jules fires the gardener because it shows how she took her anger/sadness out on someone who was innocent.

Would you recommend this to a friend? Why or why not?

Elam: Not really, some of the scenes caught me off guard and I didn’t find the plot interesting exactly.

Anesa: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend because the movie is a dramatic comedy and these types of movies get me every time!

Mauricio: I would if they want a new experience and just want to pass time.

Deanna: No, because the end was boring and the movie was too predictable.



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