On the eve of the male-to-female operation, transsexual Bree learns that she has a teenage son. She travels to New York to collect Toby who is in a juvenile detention. Worried about his reaction, she pretends to be a Christian do-gooder as they embark on a road-trip across the States.
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the film makes you feel all the going-through process by yourself, makes you accept the main character`s choice. I've seen it three times and aevery time I like it more and more, it becomes more beautiful.
Another fail (like Shortbus) pushed up by the LGBT friendly community. Clichés, vulgarity, name it. Unconvincing actors. Little interest, a time waste. === Encore un navet (genre Shortbus) porté par les sympathisants LGBT. Bcp de clichés dans cette histoire racoleuse & sans intérêt. Les acteurs jouent mal, ou sont-ils mal dirigés? Une perte de temps.
This film's typical road trip themes- with its messages of personal choice and self-discovery-- is still more poignant than most of its ilk with its characterization. While it doesn't have anything interesting to say-- its message at best boils down to a simplistic transgenders are people, too-- it's quite funny and well acted by Huffman and Zegers. Nothing controversial or heartbreaking here, but it's involving.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film although felt that the ending was rather lazy. No real conclusion in the relationhip of the two main characters. It seems strange to have a cis-woman playing the role of a trans-woman but the actor did a great job, she conveyed very genuine emotion.
It's an easy watch, there's no denying that but it doesn't really offer a new or more forward thinking approach to the theme than the usual: "Trans people are people too". I also find casting a cisgender actress for the role quite problematic.
3,4/5 Film fort sympathique qui, sans éclats, sans non plus une véritable maestria, reste assez attachant, simple, amusant malgré le sérieux tout en retenue. Petit plaisir aussi de retrouver des seconds rôles (Burt Young, Graham Greene) et une Desperate Housewives qui s'en sort avec les honneurs. Road movie où on croise l'Amérique profonde et, notamment, celle des racines, des natifs, mais pas de panda.
Our Daily Free Stream: Transamerica. Transamerica führt Felicity Huffman vor als Mann, die sich gezwungen fühlt, zur Frau zu werden. Nur eine Woche nach der Operation erfährt Bree (so heisst sie nun), dass sie 17 Jahre zuvor Vater geworden war... mehr auf cinegeek.de