The Kids Are All Right
Bening, 52, had plenty of standout scenes in Kids as Nic, the crabby, cuckolded half of a lesbian couple. But this was the one she couldn't wait to film: when Nic tries desperately to be fun at a dinner with her wife, her bemused kids and their hot sperm-donor dad. So she breaks awkwardly into a Joni Mitchell song. "I loved that scene," she says. "It was hard in the way you want things to be when you are trying to find something."
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