#Orville Redenbacher's Pop-Up Bowl & The Kids Are All Right Movie Review #couchcritics
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#Orville Redenbacher's Pop-Up Bowl & The Kids Are All Right Movie Review #couchcritics

Great popcorn goes hand in hand with great movies. Orville Redenbacher's, the leading popcorn maker has moved home entertainment experience to a new level with their innovative "Pop-Up Bowls". With the same delicious taste but a uniquely designed package, Pop-Up Bowls make it much easier to eat and share your favorite popcorn while eliminating the need for extra clean-ups. I was selected by Collective Bias to sample this new product and to review The Kids Are All Right (2010) , which was nominated for 4 Oscars, including the Best Picture Award.

Orville Redenbacher's Pop-Up Bowls are now available at Walmart and you can print this $1 off coupon to get a 6-pack for only two bucks! I initially had some problem finding the new product at my local Walmart, but they had it in stock a couple days later and I was able to try it with my family. You're welcome to check out my Whrrl story about the shopping trip (embedded below). I really love this new design. There's no need to dig in the bag for more popcorn and get your arm greasy, or pour everything into a separate container that has to be cleaned afterwards. The bag now readily turns into a bowl and everyone can eat directly from it at the same time. I strongly recommend the Pop-Up Bowl to all popcorn lovers.

Starring Academy Award nominees Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right tells the story of an unconventional suburban family in Southern California, unconventional in the sense that it consists of two moms Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) and two teens Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), each given birth by one of the moms. Their family life is seemingly harmonious and uneventful until the appearance of Paul (Ruffalo), the kids' donor dad, who unintentionally challenges not only Nic's somewhat authoritarian parenting style, but also her relationship with Jules, who is in desperate need of being appreciated.

After seeing this movie, I was deeply impressed with the wonderful performances of the all-star cast. Julianne Moore and Annette Bening successfully portrayed a loving couple who learns to weed out the problems in their marriage and to understand the changes their teenagers are going through. Mark Ruffalo demonstrates his versatility as an actor by leading us through Paul's uneasy departure from his bohemian lifestyle as a result of falling in love with someone who declines his offer for a serious relationship. Mia Wasikowska, young as she is, once again proves her potential for a great actress with her presentation of a talented young girl struggling for recognition as an adult.

Despite the unusual setting of the story, to me, the movie reveals issues that are common to the average American family: love, trust, fidelity, mutual understanding and support, identity crisis and teenage rebellion. It's touching, emotionally charged, but not at all lacking in humor and vibrancy. It's an excellent movie to watch and ponder upon. Given its abundance of R-rated contents, it's not intended for the entire family. Choose your time wisely if you plan to watch it at home.

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Disclosure: I was compensated for my time by Collective Bias. All thought and opinions expressed are my own.

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