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Transamerica

Transamerica

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Average of 2179 ratings: 3.4 Stars

2005 M Contains offensive language,drug use and sexual themes.

Life is more than the sum of its parts.

Bree, a pre-operative, male-to-female transsexual, holds down two jobs and saves every penny so that she can pay for one last operation that will make her a woman at last. One day, however, she receives a strange phone call.

It appears that on the other side is Toby, apparently her son, who must be the product of a somewhat clumsy sexual encounter years ago when she was a man. He stays in New York, incarcerated. Bree flies from Los Angeles to New York in order to get the boy out of jail.

At first she is reluctant to do so, but her therapist convinces her to face up to her past. The boy is handed over to her without a word of explanation and Toby believes the woman to be some Christian missionary determined to convert reprobates to Jesus; Bree sees no reason to clear up the misunderstanding. However, she finds out that the boy just wants to escape from her and hitchhike to Los Angeles.

She persuades him to accompany her back to the west coast - secretly planning to leave him at his stepfather's along the way. Toby is happy to take her up on her offer.

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Duration
103 minutes
Studio
Roadshow

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
Zone
4
Audio
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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3 by jeanjeans

I enjoyed seeing Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives in this role - it was very refreshing - I found the movie was good and her/his family bought a whole new perspective to the whole disfunctional... Read more

3 by Sister Mary

Great acting by Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers. This film avoided being over the top and trashy as is the usual case when dealing with the topic of sexuality and gender issues. Very sensitively... Read more

5 by JAS

this is a wonderful film - the main character is superbly acted and should get at the least an Oscar nomination

4 by Lee88

Absolutely stunning performance by the lead. Desperate Housewives? Forget it. This is what she is capable of.

5 by Trishek

This is a fabulous movie, with a superb performance by Felicity Huffman. Did she get an award for the role? She should have. Beautifully understated and totally real. Great supporting cast too.

4 by Wildheart

A very heart-warming yet slightly gritty movie, with some brilliant acting especially by Felicity Huffman. Great and realistic character portrayal. Definitely a movie I would recommend everybody see.

2 by rileyfire01

I enjoyed this movie.. little disturbing in a way.but not as interesting cause i remember i have seen it before on television.

4 by shelly2

this movie was very good.we had a lot of laughs.would recommend it.kept us amused till the end.

3 by J's mum

Enjoyable movie, not amazing but Felicity huffman does an amazing job here,she is a truely amazing actress to be able to portray this character

4 by RachelBoyd

A great watch. Not amazing stuff but wonderful acting by most.