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Nominated for 3 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming.
"Wildly Engaging." --Los Angeles Times
"An engaging and educational look at one person's journey to make his outsides match his inside." --AOL Moviefone
Top Customer Reviews
Shot largely in a home movie style (no glossy production here), most of the film spends time with Chaz and his girlfriend. The two have shared some hardships, but both speak with clarity and honesty when it comes to the upcoming procedures. The movie gets up close with hormone treatments and even documents the time period in which Chaz's chest is altered to be more masculine. The movie is at its strongest when dealing with the specific transitional adjustments--both physically and emotionally for the duo. We also get some reactions and interviews with family and friends. Cher does participate in a limited fashion.Read more ›
Bono. It deals well with the complexities of life for both the
transgendered, and for the children of very famous people.
Quite touching and informative, it makes the still uneasy and confusing
(for many) subject of sex re-assignment far more human, and
understandable on both a technical (how does it work?) and - more
important - emotional level.
It also doesn't shy away from the hard parts (e.g. the difficult
personality changes brought on in Chaz by his intense hormone therapy).
Chaz is allowed to look self-centered, and even like a jerk at times,
without it impeding on our sympathy or identification. He's just a
person, like all of us, which is the whole point.
While the film-making itself can be uneven, this is the kind of film
that helps people open their hearts and minds to those who seem
'different'. And that is always a worthwhile thing.
All in all, a very brave exposure of his life.
Worth a watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyed it. Wasn't ready for it to end. A real example of courage I wish I had.Published 3 months ago by James Cannon
Great movie I bought it cause I love cher but I also like what it was about!!!!!Published 5 months ago by love amazon
what a great documentary. touching, informative and honest. i respect chaz for putting everything out there for this film. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Rhiannon
I gave this a 1star rating because I did not like some of the stuff they recorded. like the surgery. that could have been left out. I love sunny and Cher. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Jordan Lee
Having watched cute little Chastity on the Sonny and Cher show I wanted to check out this new state of things. To hear him tell his story in his own words. Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by William F.Brown and Mrs. William F. Brown