Favorite

 

Rated NR

Comedy, Drama, Romance
Yet another road movie about a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual who finds out that she fathered a son 18 years earlier. And, as in all such films, her sadistic therapist tells her she can’t have her dingle resected until she flies across the country, buys a car and then drives around the U.S. of A. with her unsuspecting child, wondering if she should tell him that (a) she’s a he, sort of, (b) she’s his father and (c) life is a magical journey wherein it makes sense to not do so much heroin. In spite of this time-worn plot, Transamerica is loaded with good dialogue, and it features one of the best performances of the year: Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman plays Bree, the pre-op in question, and she seems so much like a man trying to act like a woman that I’m betting this film will cause the religious right to get all confused and wind up accidentally saying nice things about the ACLU.


See our full review: Gender Bender

Gender Bender

Felicity Huffman gives an award-worthy performance that's sure to piss off right-wingers »

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Wed 17
  2. Thu 18
  3. Fri 19
  4. Sat 20
  5. Sun 21
  6. Mon 22
  7. Tue 23

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation