Transamerica Reviews

  • Jun 27, 2020

    Huffman was better than the script, but it is a milestone in cinema.

    Huffman was better than the script, but it is a milestone in cinema.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Most of the plot lines are all too familiar from other road movies, but its sentimentality feels honest and Huffman's performance is outstanding (honestly, I think Reese Witherspoon owes her an Oscar).

    Most of the plot lines are all too familiar from other road movies, but its sentimentality feels honest and Huffman's performance is outstanding (honestly, I think Reese Witherspoon owes her an Oscar).

  • Aug 04, 2019

    Felicity Huffman did an amazing job in this movie. At the end, you can see from her body language how much more relaxed and comfortable she is. It was only when I saw that scene that I realised how subtly awkward her movements had been during the rest of the movie. She accurately portrayed the body dysphoria that most transgender people feel.

    Felicity Huffman did an amazing job in this movie. At the end, you can see from her body language how much more relaxed and comfortable she is. It was only when I saw that scene that I realised how subtly awkward her movements had been during the rest of the movie. She accurately portrayed the body dysphoria that most transgender people feel.

  • Mar 18, 2018

    Felicity Huffman robed for best actress oscar

    Felicity Huffman robed for best actress oscar

  • Nov 10, 2017

    (5.0 out of 6) Transamerica When we need to get out the vary thing we do the like seeing and get out the thing we like seeing we need a little help with what we need to get out, out of our chest how we feel being who we are. When we see people to get out what bothers us that we can't get out of when the vary procedure we hope not to get out of requires us to get out in the open to study our progress. When other things we see needs getting out we help get out when we can't get out of our old past habits when it's our responsibility to be there for our children. When getting out some people is easier and affordable when not getting them out is costly. When we see what happens when those get out when they wish to live a life free to get out to other places but find it harder to come by. When we see we need to get out of some predicaments but see we can't when we know what we cant get out of the vary thing we create and fabricate that we continue to live this life. When we see we need to get those out to have them come with us when we can't get out of other things waiting for us. When we see some bad habits others can't get out when they are addicts, young and enjoying there life. When what we get out we hope for a profitable return when somethings we see is an investment. When we see other things waiting to get out that we wish not out when we haven't told what we wish to get out from our mind but need to wait till we get out from our body to do so. When what we need to get out we return back home when other places are not meant for some. When we get out what doesn't need to be let out we see what gets out when someplaces we escape when we get out from abuse. When what we can't get out we don't let them out of our sight when we are responsible for them. When we get out into the open road to get out into the wildness, we see where getting out leads us when it is out in the open letting out what comes uncontrollable urges. When getting out is hard when there are not many like us to get out too but our own kind. When getting out in the open is even harder when we are not happy with who we are as most people who get out there deeper ambitions of getting out in the open where they usually can't. When getting out is meant to be a liberating thing when it means not having regrets in our decisions. When getting out in the open reveals a deeper truth when somethings that are there never used to be there we hardly notice when we don't care. When what we don't intend to get out we let out when others see. When what others see is already out when getting out is a thing people do that people now accept when they don't care. When what we get out in the open we are not asshamed when others like what they got. When what we got it gets out when someone steals it. When what gets out we don't intend to get out but it gets us out of a jam when kind strangers offer us a gift. When what we can't get out we cover when we are not ready. When other things are showing they are ready when we can't get out of our emotions and hormones. When what we feel we know we have, we don't get out but others see it too when we getting out comes naturally for people to notice during times where they don't care. When other things we wish to not to get out we fabricate when we are not ready to see what they are not ready to see get out in the open. When other things we see we can't help but get out when it's family who shouldn't have left the house and family we never thought could exist. When what we can't get out of we can't afford when some lifestyles we need to pay for to feel more what we want to see. When others cant help but get out the right words or actions out in the open to do their best. When there is plenty to get out when it's the past mistakes, heart ache and disfunctionality growing up. When others wish not for others to get out we have them stay when others are unstable when they get out. When what others can't get out from their system they must reveal the truth. When we see that others can't get out when they are unstable and we are responsible for that to get them out and bring them back home. When we finally get out what bothers us to see what else needs to get out in what we hold, our parental feelings that we now can focus on. When we get out into the world we begin living the real life while others live the fabricated life when getting out is a means of living for others and survival for others. When getting out what bothers us we see we now can focus on and start living.

    (5.0 out of 6) Transamerica When we need to get out the vary thing we do the like seeing and get out the thing we like seeing we need a little help with what we need to get out, out of our chest how we feel being who we are. When we see people to get out what bothers us that we can't get out of when the vary procedure we hope not to get out of requires us to get out in the open to study our progress. When other things we see needs getting out we help get out when we can't get out of our old past habits when it's our responsibility to be there for our children. When getting out some people is easier and affordable when not getting them out is costly. When we see what happens when those get out when they wish to live a life free to get out to other places but find it harder to come by. When we see we need to get out of some predicaments but see we can't when we know what we cant get out of the vary thing we create and fabricate that we continue to live this life. When we see we need to get those out to have them come with us when we can't get out of other things waiting for us. When we see some bad habits others can't get out when they are addicts, young and enjoying there life. When what we get out we hope for a profitable return when somethings we see is an investment. When we see other things waiting to get out that we wish not out when we haven't told what we wish to get out from our mind but need to wait till we get out from our body to do so. When what we need to get out we return back home when other places are not meant for some. When we get out what doesn't need to be let out we see what gets out when someplaces we escape when we get out from abuse. When what we can't get out we don't let them out of our sight when we are responsible for them. When we get out into the open road to get out into the wildness, we see where getting out leads us when it is out in the open letting out what comes uncontrollable urges. When getting out is hard when there are not many like us to get out too but our own kind. When getting out in the open is even harder when we are not happy with who we are as most people who get out there deeper ambitions of getting out in the open where they usually can't. When getting out is meant to be a liberating thing when it means not having regrets in our decisions. When getting out in the open reveals a deeper truth when somethings that are there never used to be there we hardly notice when we don't care. When what we don't intend to get out we let out when others see. When what others see is already out when getting out is a thing people do that people now accept when they don't care. When what we get out in the open we are not asshamed when others like what they got. When what we got it gets out when someone steals it. When what gets out we don't intend to get out but it gets us out of a jam when kind strangers offer us a gift. When what we can't get out we cover when we are not ready. When other things are showing they are ready when we can't get out of our emotions and hormones. When what we feel we know we have, we don't get out but others see it too when we getting out comes naturally for people to notice during times where they don't care. When other things we wish to not to get out we fabricate when we are not ready to see what they are not ready to see get out in the open. When other things we see we can't help but get out when it's family who shouldn't have left the house and family we never thought could exist. When what we can't get out of we can't afford when some lifestyles we need to pay for to feel more what we want to see. When others cant help but get out the right words or actions out in the open to do their best. When there is plenty to get out when it's the past mistakes, heart ache and disfunctionality growing up. When others wish not for others to get out we have them stay when others are unstable when they get out. When what others can't get out from their system they must reveal the truth. When we see that others can't get out when they are unstable and we are responsible for that to get them out and bring them back home. When we finally get out what bothers us to see what else needs to get out in what we hold, our parental feelings that we now can focus on. When we get out into the world we begin living the real life while others live the fabricated life when getting out is a means of living for others and survival for others. When getting out what bothers us we see we now can focus on and start living.

  • Apr 16, 2017

    Besides the smart idea to build a story with such characteristics, the cinematography effectively works on traveling through the different stages of transgenderism and its implications. It is pretty unconventional on its whole events but sometimes the narration fell into a no-way-out generic supported pond. 73/100

    Besides the smart idea to build a story with such characteristics, the cinematography effectively works on traveling through the different stages of transgenderism and its implications. It is pretty unconventional on its whole events but sometimes the narration fell into a no-way-out generic supported pond. 73/100

  • Feb 01, 2017

    I'll hand it to Felicity Huffman, she delivers a remarkable performance in Transamerica. I can only imagine all the work that went into the role. The problem is, she was basically the only thing I liked about this movie. First of all, I was not a fan of Kevin Zegers performance. He added so little to the character, so I kept wishing he would leave the film (which is a problem since he's one of the leads.) Then they make a trip to visit Bree's family and I was just pulling my hair out. All the stereotypes were there, and it started to feel very much like an after-school special or something. It's so much family drama, and I hate that kind of stuff. I didn't sense any levity or lightness in the story, and all the bickering was making me cringe. By the end I was delighted that it was all over, which is never a good way to feel after a movie. However, there were aspects of Bree's story that were actually handled well. So I see the redeeming qualities in the film, and I appreciate what it's trying to do, but Transamerica is simply not my type of movie. I have enough stress with my own family, I don't need to watch a movie that takes all of that and turns it up to 11.

    I'll hand it to Felicity Huffman, she delivers a remarkable performance in Transamerica. I can only imagine all the work that went into the role. The problem is, she was basically the only thing I liked about this movie. First of all, I was not a fan of Kevin Zegers performance. He added so little to the character, so I kept wishing he would leave the film (which is a problem since he's one of the leads.) Then they make a trip to visit Bree's family and I was just pulling my hair out. All the stereotypes were there, and it started to feel very much like an after-school special or something. It's so much family drama, and I hate that kind of stuff. I didn't sense any levity or lightness in the story, and all the bickering was making me cringe. By the end I was delighted that it was all over, which is never a good way to feel after a movie. However, there were aspects of Bree's story that were actually handled well. So I see the redeeming qualities in the film, and I appreciate what it's trying to do, but Transamerica is simply not my type of movie. I have enough stress with my own family, I don't need to watch a movie that takes all of that and turns it up to 11.

  • Aug 13, 2016

    Honest and compelling with some gritty down to earth humour.

    Honest and compelling with some gritty down to earth humour.

  • Jun 08, 2016

    Excellent acting by Huffman in a movie that does not play on all the transgender drama it could have. The downplay of crusading cause here makes this film really more about family and acceptance by parents than anything else.

    Excellent acting by Huffman in a movie that does not play on all the transgender drama it could have. The downplay of crusading cause here makes this film really more about family and acceptance by parents than anything else.

  • Feb 28, 2016

    Critically acclaimed for Felicity Huffman's performance as a transgender woman, Transamerica sounded like a compelling examination of gender identity. Transgender identity is a topic which is given far greater discussion in the modern day as awareness and education is on a steady incline. However, Transamerica is a total of ten years old by this point which signifies a greater awareness of such issues from a much earlier times. Transamerica is quite an interesting experience. It is not a perfect film, but it delivers brilliant insight and a great story to reach out to its audiences. Through the respectful direction of Duncan Tucker, Transamerica becomes a gentle experience which restrains the notion of melodrama so that its material is restrained without being subtle. As a means of establishing this mood, Transamerica ends up being a rather slow film which has to stretch its material so that it can ultimately constitute a feature length running time, but the 103 minutes of the film certainly never overstay their welcome. There are moments that drag on, but the true extent of meaning in the material lays its grace down on the experience. Rather than turning its characters into simplistic archetypes, the relevance of the characters in Transamerica comes from the fact that they are two people lost and alone in the world. Due to their own complicated lives, Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne and Toby Wilkins are brought together by strange circumstances and left to fend for themselves in the world. The slowly developing bond between the pair is unpredictable due to the psychology behind each of them, and it allows for a versatile range of conflicts to occur between the two which effectively centres the heart of the entire film has being on a compelling relationship with enough sentiment to touch audiences in one way or another. As with any road trip film, there are some comic elements in Transamerica which lighten the mood and render the material more accessible to viewers thanks to a lighthearted nature. Among its touching sentiments are some good moments of humour, making Transamerica an insightful and funny experience. However, some of the other story elements reliant on the road trip formula as less complimenting to Transamerica. Transamerica has a story which develops its main characters well, but the plot points just come and go with limited lasting impact on the characters themselves. Viewers will find themselves so caught up in the characters that they will most likely forget about how all the main plot points in the story are reduced to minor subplots, but it is clear that the structure of Transamerica is far from the same brilliance as the subject matter. The character development in Transamerica is very effective, but the story structure does not match up to it with the same credibility. Being an independent production, Transamerica cannot distract viewers with many big-name celebrities and a lavish spectacle. The leaves the genuine drama of the script to carry the film which it certainly does, but in the end, it's the cast that are left to touch the audiences. Anyone can tell you that it's the Academy Award nominated performance of Felicity Huffman that really carries the film. With her gender identity being a part of her psychology without dominating everything about herself as a person, Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne. It's a key source of much of her emotional issues, but she doesn't hit viewers over the head with this notion. The entire film is very much an effort for her to remain strong despite the fact that inside she is burdened by anxious uncertainties about her life, finding meaning in the relationship she develops with her son. Felicity Huffman's efforts to restrain her line delivery as a means of not coming off as overly feminine pays off in her characterization since her careful work on voice articulation helps to limit the emotional input of her chemistry with Kevin Zegers, projecting a sense of complicated distance between the characters they play. The transgender identity of Bree Osbourne is very much internal for the character, and Felicity Huffman realizes this enough to deliver a restrained performance which depicts a clear internal struggle through small traits of her surface attitude. Felicity Huffman's performance is a beautiful product of subtlety with occasionally bursts of gripping emotion. Kevin Zegers also makes a strong effort. Kevin Zegers finds realism in his role because instead of relying heavily on angst-ridden teenage cliches to anchor the loneliness of his character, he takes the role on with real heart and dedication. Toby Wilkins is as confused about existence as Bree Osbourne, and his refusal to reveal the full extent of his emotional side separates audiences from him. Yet over the course of the story we see small elements of him addressing the true side of himself that he has tried to hide from the world. Toby Wilkins is a very sympathetic character whose angst nature is far deeper than the archetype would usually allow. As a huge fan of Burt Young's career in the first six Rocky films, I was gleeful at the sight of him in Transamerica. His supporting role is a small one where the majority of his role requires him to remain silent in the face of the transphobic rants of his wife, and he maintains this with a solemn grace. The wife in question is portrayed by Fionnula Flanagan who carries the stereotypical maternal nature of a mother contrasted by a bigoted attitude, carrying a pompous nature and intense chemistry with Felicity Huffman. And Graham Greene also carries a really friendly nature which enlightens the mood of the experience amid all its drama, being the single friendly presence in the lost world of the characters. Graham Greene's naturally likable nature eases the mood of things and puts a sense of optimism into such a bleak tale. Transamerica is a rich and fulfilling comedy-drama which capitalizes on its highly relevant subject matter through its frank realism and an incredible performance by Felicity Huffman, even if it is slightly stumped by the inconsistent story development of its conventional narrative structure and slow pace.

    Critically acclaimed for Felicity Huffman's performance as a transgender woman, Transamerica sounded like a compelling examination of gender identity. Transgender identity is a topic which is given far greater discussion in the modern day as awareness and education is on a steady incline. However, Transamerica is a total of ten years old by this point which signifies a greater awareness of such issues from a much earlier times. Transamerica is quite an interesting experience. It is not a perfect film, but it delivers brilliant insight and a great story to reach out to its audiences. Through the respectful direction of Duncan Tucker, Transamerica becomes a gentle experience which restrains the notion of melodrama so that its material is restrained without being subtle. As a means of establishing this mood, Transamerica ends up being a rather slow film which has to stretch its material so that it can ultimately constitute a feature length running time, but the 103 minutes of the film certainly never overstay their welcome. There are moments that drag on, but the true extent of meaning in the material lays its grace down on the experience. Rather than turning its characters into simplistic archetypes, the relevance of the characters in Transamerica comes from the fact that they are two people lost and alone in the world. Due to their own complicated lives, Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne and Toby Wilkins are brought together by strange circumstances and left to fend for themselves in the world. The slowly developing bond between the pair is unpredictable due to the psychology behind each of them, and it allows for a versatile range of conflicts to occur between the two which effectively centres the heart of the entire film has being on a compelling relationship with enough sentiment to touch audiences in one way or another. As with any road trip film, there are some comic elements in Transamerica which lighten the mood and render the material more accessible to viewers thanks to a lighthearted nature. Among its touching sentiments are some good moments of humour, making Transamerica an insightful and funny experience. However, some of the other story elements reliant on the road trip formula as less complimenting to Transamerica. Transamerica has a story which develops its main characters well, but the plot points just come and go with limited lasting impact on the characters themselves. Viewers will find themselves so caught up in the characters that they will most likely forget about how all the main plot points in the story are reduced to minor subplots, but it is clear that the structure of Transamerica is far from the same brilliance as the subject matter. The character development in Transamerica is very effective, but the story structure does not match up to it with the same credibility. Being an independent production, Transamerica cannot distract viewers with many big-name celebrities and a lavish spectacle. The leaves the genuine drama of the script to carry the film which it certainly does, but in the end, it's the cast that are left to touch the audiences. Anyone can tell you that it's the Academy Award nominated performance of Felicity Huffman that really carries the film. With her gender identity being a part of her psychology without dominating everything about herself as a person, Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne. It's a key source of much of her emotional issues, but she doesn't hit viewers over the head with this notion. The entire film is very much an effort for her to remain strong despite the fact that inside she is burdened by anxious uncertainties about her life, finding meaning in the relationship she develops with her son. Felicity Huffman's efforts to restrain her line delivery as a means of not coming off as overly feminine pays off in her characterization since her careful work on voice articulation helps to limit the emotional input of her chemistry with Kevin Zegers, projecting a sense of complicated distance between the characters they play. The transgender identity of Bree Osbourne is very much internal for the character, and Felicity Huffman realizes this enough to deliver a restrained performance which depicts a clear internal struggle through small traits of her surface attitude. Felicity Huffman's performance is a beautiful product of subtlety with occasionally bursts of gripping emotion. Kevin Zegers also makes a strong effort. Kevin Zegers finds realism in his role because instead of relying heavily on angst-ridden teenage cliches to anchor the loneliness of his character, he takes the role on with real heart and dedication. Toby Wilkins is as confused about existence as Bree Osbourne, and his refusal to reveal the full extent of his emotional side separates audiences from him. Yet over the course of the story we see small elements of him addressing the true side of himself that he has tried to hide from the world. Toby Wilkins is a very sympathetic character whose angst nature is far deeper than the archetype would usually allow. As a huge fan of Burt Young's career in the first six Rocky films, I was gleeful at the sight of him in Transamerica. His supporting role is a small one where the majority of his role requires him to remain silent in the face of the transphobic rants of his wife, and he maintains this with a solemn grace. The wife in question is portrayed by Fionnula Flanagan who carries the stereotypical maternal nature of a mother contrasted by a bigoted attitude, carrying a pompous nature and intense chemistry with Felicity Huffman. And Graham Greene also carries a really friendly nature which enlightens the mood of the experience amid all its drama, being the single friendly presence in the lost world of the characters. Graham Greene's naturally likable nature eases the mood of things and puts a sense of optimism into such a bleak tale. Transamerica is a rich and fulfilling comedy-drama which capitalizes on its highly relevant subject matter through its frank realism and an incredible performance by Felicity Huffman, even if it is slightly stumped by the inconsistent story development of its conventional narrative structure and slow pace.