Transamerica Synopsis
A transsexual woman finds out that she had fathered a son before becoming a woman.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This debut feature left me in a state of movie euphoria. Who could have guessed that such a discomfiting premise would blossom into a...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Impressively realized on all levels, this transgender spin on the road trip boasts an extraordinary central performance.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Transamerica provides the frame and the occasion for one of the year's best performances, Felicity Huffman's as a woman trapped in a man's...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's debatable whether watching Huffman get dressed, take hormones, and learn to use a more feminine diction could sustain an entire movie,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This drama offers a chuckle at every turn.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a farce with heart, a meditation on identity, family and gender politics that has real faith in its characters - even when the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What Felicity Huffman brings to Bree is the newness of a Jane Austen heroine. She has been waiting a long time to be an ingenue, and what...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie's soul is with Huffman. Speaking in a low voice, her posture as stiff as her vocabulary, her eyes a pool of sadness and hope, she...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The unintended effect of all the melodramatic complications in Transamerica is, oddly, to distract attention from an understanding of...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Huffman is a woman playing a man playing a woman, which is easily the year's most complicated turn. She does a fine, nuanced job in...
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Terrific!

By curlysunset
This is a terrific movie about gender, how it is defined and the age old debate about transgenderism. It pinpoints discrimination & shows how you are who you are. No one can change that no matter how...

Felicity Huffman Saves TRANSAMERICA

By lugubriousthespian
First-time writer / director Duncan Tucker's TRANSAMERICA is rife with moviedome cliches about a pre-operative transexual Bree ( wonderfully fleshed out by Desperate Hosewives star Felicity Huffman )...

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Rated R | For sexual content, nudity, language and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Sensitive portrayal of transsexual OK for older teens.
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