A preoperative transsexual (Felicity Huffman) and his troubled son (Kevin Zegers) drive from New York to Los Angeles.
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" A generally fun movie that offers a different perspective on, well, a different perspective. "
" An abrupt but unforgettable movie with rough edges that lend it even more resonance. "
" As Bree, who started her unhappy life as Stanley, the angular Huffman, a fine comedic actress who carried home an Emmy this fall, is a compelling portrait of wounded dignity. She is wholly fascinating and heartbreaking. "
" Felicity Huffman's performance as Bree is striking in much the way Charlize Theron's was in Monster. "
" Huffman makes it a must-see. "
" Huffman's performance in Transamerica, as a pre-op male-to-female transsexual coping with the sudden emergence of a long-lost son, is much better than the movie it's in; indeed, she singlehandedly takes Transamerica to a higher plane. "
" In Transamerica, Felicity Huffman out-Victor/Victorias Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria. "
" It's a farce with heart, a meditation on identity, family and gender politics that has real faith in its characters -- even when the characters themselves lack it. "
" It's funny in spots, touching in others and uniformly life-affirming. "
" The key to Huffman's performance ... is the way she plays the role with dignity. She likes this man, and so do we. "
" The movie works, and it does work, because Felicity Huffman brings great empathy and tact to her performance as Bree. "
" Tucker never allows transsexualism to degenerate into a gimmick, although the movie sometimes seems to be having difficulty extending its admiration to anyone but Bree and Toby. "
" With a tough-minded performance from Felicity Huffman and a script from writer and director Duncan Tucker that keeps its eyes on the road, Transamerica goes in for neither broad laughs nor 'we're all the same' speechifying. "
" Huffman's performance redeems parts of the movie but, until the final 30 minutes, Transamerica too often feels like a journey to nowhere. "
" It sometimes suggests a John Waters drag farce trying to go mainstream and sentimental. "
" It's all a little too cute and pat to be believable, and Tucker can't resist showing us everything he has learned about transsexuals in between the embarrassing moments and odd encounters. "
" Transamerica is a routine road-trip comedy-drama with a twist. "
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