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3 Generations (2017)



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When a young woman (Elle Fanning) decides to transition from female to male, her announcement is met with both opposition and support from her mother (Naomi Watts) and her lesbian grandmother (Susan Sarandon).


Linda Emond
as Frances
Sam Trammell
as Matthew
Andrew Polk
as Dr. Brillstein
Marcos Gonzalez
as John the Doorman
Gameela Wright
as DSS Worker
Lucca De Oliveira
as Boy in Alley
Francesca Keller
as Girl in Alley
Jinn S. Kim
as Man on Fire Escape
Elle Winter
as Jenni Schwartz
Susan Blackwell
as Real Estate Agent
Eva Kaminsky
as School Administrator
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

After her character's trans cred is fully established, Fanning is pushed into the background and About Ray starts to feel like a bad Neil Simon comedy.

September 15, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dellal's likably chaotic direction and a bevy of solid performances make sure the film's beating heart outweighs most of its contrivances.

September 13, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's involving but seldom deeply affecting, with the core drama continually shoved aside to examine more commonplace matters of parenting, abandonment and broken families.

September 12, 2015 | Full Review…
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An authentic familial drama that's universal no matter its wild relationship machinations.

February 20, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
The Film Stage

Equal parts earnest public service announcement and screwball family drama, About Ray has more issues with identity than its titular character.

September 17, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

How does a film about a transgender teenager manage to morph into a conventional romantic melodrama?

September 17, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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