Transamerica

Transamerica

Transamerica
Finally coming to NZ, an entire year after its US release!, is the gleefully received Transamerica. Often compared to Sideways for its deadpan humour, it follows Bree (Desperate Housewife’s Huffman) - a perfectly well-adjusted pre-op, man to woman transsexual, who is eagerly awaiting the surgery to put a cherry on top of his/her transformation.

One day she gets a phone call from Manhattan police. In their cells is her previously unknown son (from a long ago heterosexual relationship). Bree’s therapist withholds legal permission for surgery until she meets this 20 year old delinquent – Toby (Zegers). So she picks him up in NY and they road trip back to LA – with Toby unaware that Bree is his father.
Has won countless awards for Huffman’s performance, including a Golden Globe.
2005Rating: R16, contains offensive language, drug use and sexual themes99 minsUSA
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Transamerica / Reviews

Variety

Variety

"Sideways" turns inside out in "Transamerica." Laugh-out-loud funny, tartly off-color and ultimately touching, this road movie involving the cross-country adventures of a persnickety transsexual, and the runaway street hustler son whose existence is news to her, reps a triumphantly genre-bending big-screen bow for writer-director Duncan Tucker...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

The movie's soul is Huffman. Speaking in a low voice, her posture as stiff as her vocabulary, eyes a pool of sadness and hope, she turns this small, resonant film into a cry from the heart...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

A generous and intelligent performance from Huffman that she sets up the touching finale...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite its seemingly subversive plot, this is actually a very middle-of-the-road movie, worth seeing chiefly for an award-worthy performance...

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