Straight 15-year-old Nick (Hutcherson) has no problem with his lesbian moms Jules (Moore) and Nic (Bening) except he feels the need for a guy's outlook. So he persuades older sister Joni (Wasikowska) to search out their sperm-donating, bio dad--very laid-back organic chef Paul (Ruffalo). This throws uptight doc Nic and underachieving Jules into something of a panic when Paul starts hanging out a little too much for their comfort. Great performances by all and the story hits a lot of emotional highs about true family values and culture clashes even among L.A.'s upper-middle class.
Most screenwriting is about conscious, expressed objectives. The action hero must save the damsel in distress and he often tells us why he must save her and how he’s going to do it. The romantic hero must win the heart of the girl he admires and it’s obvious to him ...Read More