Transamerica 2006

Transamerica

Critics Consensus

A terrific performance by Felicity Huffman carries this unconventional but touching transgender road movie.

77%

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Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne (Felicity Huffman) learns that she fathered a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses as a Christian missionary. She plans to take Toby to his stepfather's house, but when she learns that the stepfather sexually abused the boy, Bree brings her son back to Los Angeles with her. As Toby begins to fall for Bree, she must find a way to reveal who she really is.

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Graham Greene
Calvin
Elizabeth Peña
Margaret
Bianca Leigh
Mary Ellen
Duncan Tucker
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Eve Battaglia
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Critic Reviews for Transamerica

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  • May 12, 2014
    Huffman's portrayal of transgendered person is remarkable. Unfortunately the acting triumph is wasted by a bit of wishy washy sentimentality.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2013
    One of my favourite films, essentially an American version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, filled with surprising characters and tongue in cheek jokes. Felicity Huffman is simply remarkable in her performance, so does Kevin Zegers. The complexity of the drama is so immense, it's something that everyone should watch.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2012
    Lovely movie. Huffman was awesome as the sensitive Bree. Interesting how they chose a woman for the part instead of a man, but it totally worked. I like how the emphasis isn't on the transgender theme, but in growing as a person and connecting with other people.
    Saskia D Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2010
    Theoretically, I should love this movie. Huffman's performance is honest and uninhibited, complete with a crying scene that rivals Viola Davis's leaky nose. However, to quote the guy standing in line in Annie Hall, it failed "to hit me on a gut level." I think a further comparison to Doubt is in order. Both films are technically strong, but the lack the creative, raw energy that we see in There Will Be Blood and The Wrestler (other movies featuring a strong lead performance).
    Jim H Super Reviewer

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