Normal (2003)


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After a quarter-century of placid Midwestern family life, a middle-aged man realizes his lifelong need to become a woman in writer/director Jane Anderson's drama, adapted from her own play for HBO Films. Normal opens with the happily married Roy (Tom Wilkinson) announcing his secret to his wife of 25 years, Irma (Jessica Lange). Initially reluctant to the idea, Irma eventually comes to a deeper understanding of her husband, going so far as to assist him in matters of style and appearance. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Anderson
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On DVD: Oct 7, 2003
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as Roy Applewood

as Irma Applewood

as Reverend Muncie

as Patty Ann Applewood

as Wayne Applewood

as Roy's father

as Roy's Mom

as Machinist

as Thrift Store Salesla...

as Kay's Husband

as Church Usher
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Critic Reviews for Normal

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

A television event that truly deserves the label.

Full Review… | March 13, 2003
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.

Full Review… | February 20, 2003
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October 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Toronto Star
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Full Review… | October 15, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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Anderson's remarkable achievement here is to treat such a sensational subject with such a steady hand.

Full Review… | May 22, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

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.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

The word NORMAL is relativ

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

This film was totally unique, well worth a watch if you have an open mind to such subjects

Lady D'arbanville

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