|Starring:||Kevin Zeggers, Felicity Huffman, Fionnula Flanagan, Amanda Addams, Burt Young, Graham Greene, Elizabeth Pena|
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jul 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Transamerica very deservingly won Felicity Huffman overwhelming praise for her powerful leading role as her character ?Bree? is in the controversial process of male to female gender realignment.
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An Honest Good FilmBy paul from Portsmouth , 09 Aug 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Not many of us knowingly encounter transengedered persons so this is somewhat of a new topic, one that could (if I am honest) be a bit uncomfortable to watch if handled wrongly, but this is sensitive, funny, sweet, educational and entertaining. Hinged on excellent very credible performances from ALL the actors, helped along by a good script. Sometimes the sound seems a little off, and it isn't a big budget film by any degree, but what a refreshing change from the usual 2hrs of pointless explosions and sex you routinely get from Hollywood.
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Ok viewing!By blackgal (211 reviews) from Worksop , 09 May 2010This is not too bad but not as good as I thought it was going to be. I thought Felicity Hoffman played her part very well but the rest of the film was a bit blaa! I would recommend this film for a rainy weekday afternoon but it is NOT a friday or saturday night film by all means!
Transamerica 2005By a customer from London , 26 Apr 2010This is a fantastic emotional roller-coaster ride of a film. It's very funny, but also moving in places. It follows the journey of Bree (Felicity Huffman) a male-female transsexual traveling to California to get her all important operation. Before she heads off she finds out she has a son (from her days as a man..) and so he comes along for the ride too (unaware she/he is his dad). Felicity Huffman is unnervingly convincing as a transsexual and her voice is incredible. Kevin Zegers is wonderful as her son and plays a vulnerable highly-sexed 17 yr old who you can't help but like - listen out for his hilarious explanation of why Lord of the Rings is a metaphor for 'being gay'.
warm and enlighteningBy hardcandyconfessions (13 reviews) from UK , 15 Apr 2010This film gives viewers a glimpse into the troubled but seemingly happy mind of transgendered women. Avoiding stereotypes this film tell the story of a women struggling to rebuild family relationships as well as build a relationship with her son while having on going gender reassignment treatments. While thoughtfully told and sensitively portrayed the flaw is simple, in a society where transgendered individuals face huge discrimination, the lead character never seems to face any from outside her immediate family.
Heart Crenching.By DMundee (5 reviews) from Essex , 20 Feb 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis film is has some very emotional parts to it...This Film Tells the story about a Man almost at the end of his treatment of changing his Gender when he gets a call that he fathered a child 20 or so years previously and his docter advices him to build a relationship with his son....This film is about how the bond between the two develops....a really good film.
Not BadBy Mosco (201 reviews) from London , 08 Feb 2010This was OK. One of these 'feel good' movies that's meant to warm your heart. It doesn't quite warm it though but there's enough going on to keep you interested to the end.