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Transamerica
     
  Release Date: 12/02/05 (Future Release)

Starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene, Elizabeth Pena

Director: Duncan Tucker

Rating: (R)
 
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Genre
  Drama
   
  Running Time
  103 min
   
  Distributor
  Weinstein Company
   
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NEW YORK VIEW
Felicity Huffman stars as a desperate transgendered man-going-woman who discovers that he fathered a child years earlier. Now a teen (a sullen but nuanced one, played by Kevin Zegers), the kid comes looking for a parent. Made on a low budget by writer-director Duncan Tucker, Transamerica isn’t a downer “message” movie; it plays like a good old-fashioned seventies road picture, with Huffman giving a wonderfully subtle, prissy edge to her character as she and Zegers get to know each other.

FEATURE
How Felicity Huffman Went from Smash-Hit Housewife to Indie Tranny (December 12, 2005 issue of New York Magazine)


CINEMASOURCE SYNOPSIS
Bree is a perfectly adjusted conservative transsexual woman. Born Stanley, a genetic male, she's about to take 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. 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.