Transamerica

One of the movies I watched this weekend was Transamerica starring Felicity Huffman.

The movie is about Bree/Stanley, a pre-operative male-to-female transexual awaiting gender-reassignment surgery who learns she has fathered a son named Toby, who is in jail. When her therapist strongarms Bree into facing her past, before getting to go through with the operation, she bails Toby out of jail and they end up on a road trip across the country.

I don’t know why I wasn’t expecting much from this movie, maybe it’s because I didn’t know what to expect, but well, it turned out to be quite a good movie.

It’s more or less a typical movie about a parent and child getting to know each other and themselves better through a road trip, with the additional quirk of the parent being a transexual.

Felicity Huffman does a really good job in this movie, her acting was brilliant, and I liked how well she conveyed the set of complicated feelings that her character is going through.

I do recommend this movie if you’re in the mood for something of this genre.
My score for it would be: 6/10.

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