Transamerica
Transamerica (2006)

The first film by Duncan Tucker, Transamerica stars Felicity Huffman as a pre-operative transsexual named Bree (whose given name was Stanley). One week before going under the knife, Bree learns that she fathered a boy who is now 17 and is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score
76%
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83%



Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A terrific performance by Felicity Huffman carries this unconventional but touching transgender road movie.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's funny in spots, touching in others and uniformly life-affirming.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Huffman's performance in Transamerica, as a pre-op male-to-female transsexual coping with the sudden emergence of a long-lost son, is much better than the movie it's in; indeed, she singlehandedly takes Transamerica to a higher plane.

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Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

Huffman's performance is the reason to see this sensitive, and sometimes touching drama. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Huffman's performance redeems parts of the movie but, until the final 30 minutes, Transamerica too often feels like a journey to nowhere.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a farce with heart, a meditation on identity, family and gender politics that has real faith in its characters -- even when the characters themselves lack it.

Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Lifetime through Sundance

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Transamerica is a routine road-trip comedy-drama with a twist.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

As Bree, who started her unhappy life as Stanley, the angular Huffman, a fine comedic actress who carried home an Emmy this fall, is a compelling portrait of wounded dignity. She is wholly fascinating and heartbreaking.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Tucker's screenplay is sharp but also sensitive, so the ample good humour never drifts into high camp (apart from the scenes with Bree's mother - and SHE is straight).

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
"Transamerica" is really the first film to truly focus on the journey of a transsexual, while also dealing with a complex story filled with… More
Daniel Perry
Transamerica, an unconventional road movie, to say the least, hits more than it misses, but for a supposedly boundary-breaking film, I found that it only… More
Saskia D.
Lovely movie. Huffman was awesome as the sensitive Bree. Interesting how they chose a woman for the part instead of a man, but it totally worked. I like how… More
Jim Hunter
Theoretically, I should love this movie. Huffman's performance is honest and uninhibited, complete with a crying scene that rivals Viola Davis's… More
Randy Tippy
Felicity Huffman absolutely knocked my socks off!
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CAST: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Elizabeth Pena, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Fionnula Flanagan, Carrie Preston, Venida Evans, Jim Frangione DIRECTED BY:… More

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