Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay at home mom. They have two teen-aged children, Joni and Laser; Nic is Joni's biological mother, and Jules is Laser's biological mother. Joni and Laser have the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat reluctantly, she does. He is late thirty-something Paul, a co-op farmer and restaurateur. Despite his seemingly successful businesses, Paul has always shirked responsibility, most specifically in his personal life. After Joni and Laser meet with Paul, Nic and Jules learn what their children have done, and although they don't want Paul infiltrating their lives, they want to meet him. As Paul's relationship with the entire family grows, they have an effect on what he wants in life, and he in turn affects the family dynamic as well as each person's relationships outside of the family.
Lisa Cholodenko | SoA class of 97
Writer/Director of The Kids Are All Right (2010) and Laurel Canyon (2002) Columbia School of the Arts, MFA '97 | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0158966/
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