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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This is a masterwork of acting by Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers and of writing and directing by Duncan Tucker. Read morePublished 10 days ago by New Orleans gal
What a fabulous movie this is! This movie is really funny and one of my all time favorites.Felicity Huffman does a fantastic job of portraying a male to female person. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Angela Ralano
Felicity Huffman is fantastic in this movie. This is a difficult subject for a lot of people, but she played it so well you empathize with this character right away. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Catherine Mary
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