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Transamerica (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.7
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Felicity Huffman Bree Osbourne
Kevin Zegers Toby
Fionnula Flanagan Elizabeth
Elizabeth Peña Margaret
Graham Greene Calvin
Burt Young Murray
Carrie Preston Sydney
Venida Evans Arletty
Jon Budinoff Alex
Raynor Scheine Bobby Jensen
Elizabeth Pena
Graham Greene (II)
Plot
Felicity Huffman deserves every award she's received for her outstanding performance in Transamerica, a small but rich movie about Bree--formerly Stanley--a pre-operative male-to-female transexual awaiting gender-reassignment surgery who learns she has a wayward teenage son named Toby. When her therapist (Elizabeth Peña, Jacob's Ladder) strongarms Bree into facing her past, she bails Toby (Kevin Zegers, Dawn of the Dead) out of jail and they end up on a road trip across the country. Such a premise could feel forced, but the script and performances make it persuasive and natural. Bree wrestles with discomfort and compassion as she learns about Toby's own troubles, even while her own grow worse when she's forced to ask for help from her hostile parents (the superb Fionnula Flanagan, The Others, and Burt Young, Rocky). Transamerica doesn't push for any great catharsis, but instead slowly peels away the layers of Bree's defenses, laying bare her basic struggle for respect and a chance at happiness. In many ways it's a showy role, but Huffman (Desperate Housewives) keeps her acting simple, direct, and thoroughly compelling. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Comedy; Drama
Director Duncan Tucker
Producer Rene Bastian; Sebastian Dungan; Linda Moran
Writer Duncan Tucker
Studio Weinstein Company
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 104 mins
Movie Release Date 4/24/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 630
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/15/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 796019790390
Release Date 5/23/2006
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Dolly Parton Music Video for "Travelin' Through"
Travelin' Through: Behind the Scenes
Commentary with Duncan Tucker
Bloopers Reel
Conversation with Duncan Tucker and Felicity Huffman
Conversation with Duncan Tucker and Kevin Zegers
Theatrical Trailer
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