Transamerica (Widescreen Edition)
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I'm not even going to get into complaining that this should have been nominated (and won) for Best Picture as well, because, really, what's the point? But suffice it to say, it was brilliant, and also restrained. Although I am a fan of indie films, many of them do tend to have a pretentious streak, and this one did not. It was heartfelt, honest, funny, painful at times, and also short. Too short, in fact. I wanted to stay with these characters much longer. Btw, Kevin Zegers, who played her newfound son, gave a fantastic performance as well. It takes a great deal of talent to be paired with an actress of Felicity Huffman's skill and to not come across as inferior by comparison. He deserves just as much acclaim as she received. Even the screenplay was underrated. Many critics praised Huffman but denigrated the bulk of the film itself, and I could not disagree more with that, either. It's just a shame when such a great work at this is so completely unappreciated.
Here, Huffman is Bree Osbourne, born Stanley, a California man on the verge of the very last stage of his transgender transference, i.e. genital surgery that will, as he puts it, convert his "outey" to an "inney". In every other way, Stanley/Bree already presents to society as a female. What has otherwise been a relatively smooth transition hits a bump when Bree discovers, and must bail out of a New York City jail, his 17-year old transient son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), conceived in a long-ago liaison with a since-deceased girlfriend. Bree's problem is how to get Toby back to the Golden State without revealing to the teenager their biological relationship and the former's genetic gender. What's a poor girl to do?
When the creators were sitting around the table discussing casting for this clever film, there had to have been some argument. Do they find a man to play a man morphing to a woman, or a woman to play a man morphing to a woman? Their choice of Huffman was inspired, and it pays off brilliantly. This is perhaps not surprising as the excellent actor William H. Macy is the movie's producer (and, also, Huffman's real-life hubby). Indeed, Felicity's performance is eminently Oscar-worthy, and will be a definite eye-opener to audiences that are only familiar with her DH persona.Read more ›
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TransAmerica posits a journey of a family to find itself, a journey across America as in Homer’s Odyssey or Huckleberry Finn. Read morePublished 29 days ago by technoguy
A nice gentle story about a transexual (male to female) with an Academy Award nominated performance by Felicity Huffman. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sylviastel
Felicity Huffman gives an absolute flawless performance in this movie. I am happy to have my own copy to watch whenever I want. Recommend highly.Published 1 month ago by Roddy Moody
This is a great movie. I just had to get it when I saw how cheap it was here on amazon. So happy with it. Great movie at a great price!Published 1 month ago by Stephanie Trussell
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someone should lose their job over that cover art. it's the dumbest thing i've ever seen. what were they thinking??? it's so cheap!
Apr 23, 2006 by travis | See all 4 posts
doesn't matter...it's offensive, there is NO need to show the star OUT of character...I'm just glad that the slipcase comes off, so I can burn it.
Nov 6, 2006 by KiWiSouP | See all 3 posts
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