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: January 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Victoria Segal
New Statesman

... ultimately, it is about the primacy of family and friends, and how decency begets decency.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Writer-director Duncan Tucker does little to develop his narrative setup beyond the basic and obvious, and his film begins to feel more like an exercise than a fully realized story.

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Richard Propes

A challenging film both for its subject matter and its brutal honesty and, at times, graphic imagery.

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Zadie Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Around [Felicity Huffman's] bold performance shelter cardboard cut-outs.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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

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Veronica Vera
Transgender Tapestry

The filmmakers' priority was to tell a good story: their commitment was to a movie, not a movement. In truth, they did honor to both.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a very likeable film. With a big heart, good intentions and a sharp eye for social absurdities, it can hardly be anything else.

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James Berardinelli

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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David Lamble
Bay Area Reporter

Huffman and Zegers have the off-kilter chemistry needed...

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% 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!
CAST: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Elizabeth Pena, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Fionnula Flanagan, Carrie Preston, Venida Evans, Jim Frangione DIRECTED BY:… More