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  • Summary: The odyssey of Fernanda, a nineteen-year-old Brazilian transvestite, who arrives in Milan in search of the perfect man.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    80
    The final result becomes a search not for a knight in shining armor, but one of acceptance for one's own identity.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    80
    A thoughtful, restrained, refreshingly nonjudgmental melodrama that reflects on interesting questions regarding sexuality, identity and self-acceptance.
  3. 75
    An engaging and powerful portrayal of puberty gone awry.
  4. It's odd for a film to be both dramatically conventional yet emotionally bizarre at the same time, as this one is.
  5. 63
    Features abundant sex and nudity, yet it manages to tell its story (based on a real character) with great sensitivity.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    This raw and raunchy drama from director Henrique Goldman offers what few feature films have ever bothered to attempt: a realistic, wholly sympathetic look at the lives of transgendered prostitutes.
  7. By the time Princesa finally slides into halfhearted melodrama in its last quarter, we're only too happy to follow Fernanda back to the rim and a little excitement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2