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  • Summary: Bree (Huffman) is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanley, a genetic male, she's about to tale the final step to becoming the woman Stanley always wanted to be - until she finds out that she is the parent of a long-lost 17 year-old son (Zegers). Afraid to tell the rebellious teenager the truth, Bree embarks on a journey with him that will challenge and change both their lives and bring them closer to the truth of their connection. (The Weinstein Company / IFC Films) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 83
    Until it detours into dysfunctional-family comedy-drama, Transamerica rides cross-country without ever running low on bracing, cactus-spined surprises.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    Laugh-out-loud funny, tartly off-color and ultimately touching.
  3. 75
    Despite its subject matter, Transamerica is a surprisingly funny movie, because Tucker never lets the pathos overwhelm his sense of humor.
  4. Transamerica itself does not always live up to its star, but it is touching and sometimes funny, despite its overall air of indie earnestness.
  5. The unintended effect of all the melodramatic complications in Transamerica is, oddly, to distract attention from an understanding of exactly what that courage really costs.
  6. 63
    As much heralded, "edgy" movies go, Transamerica fails to live up to expectations.
  7. 50
    Huffman intermittently rescues Transamerica from bathos with her brusque wit, swatting away the victimization elements that figure into most films about transsexuals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 11, 2013
    Felicity Huffman is absolutely outstanding. Her performance is among the best in the last decade. A very touching movie that is a perfect blend of comedy and drama. Everything from the opening scene to Dolly Parton's song at the end is just fantastic. Expand

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