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Normal (2003)

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Although undergoing a sex change is not as unusual a procedure as it once was in days gone by, it is still hardly an everyday occurrence -- especially in rural, conservative western Illinois, where Normal takes place. After 25 years of marriage, Roy Applewood (Tom Wilkinson) surprises his wife, Irma (Jessica Lange), by announcing that he'd rather be a woman, and in fact has felt like a woman for most of his adult life. As Roy undergoes the standard hormone and prosthetics process to transform

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Jane Anderson

Oct 7, 2003

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A television event that truly deserves the label.

March 13, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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Story of a middle-aged man preparing to undergo a sex change and of the woman who slowly comes to accept him is rendered with sincerity and restraint by director Jane Anderson.

February 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Variety
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Anderson's remarkable achievement here is to treat such a sensational subject with such a steady hand.

May 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
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The film is sprinkled with a bit of humor right up to the charming end when we realize that this is a movie about the strangest things some of us will do for love.

February 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Audience Reviews for Normal

Powerful performance by Wilkinson and a powerhouse performance by Lange (who actually stole the show). This is an very interesting story about a modern issue rarely thought about but nevertheless, profound.
April 9, 2014
cchclaw

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The word NORMAL is relativ
December 13, 2009
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Wahida K

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This film was totally unique, well worth a watch if you have an open mind to such subjects
February 5, 2007
76Majikat

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Great movie!
December 25, 2007
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