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TransamericaRight in the midst of important changes in her life, pre-operative male-to-female Bree Osborne (Felicity Huffman) learns that 17 years ago, she fathered a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
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Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 02, 2006
It's funny in spots, touching in others and uniformly life-affirming.
ReelViewsFebruary 02, 2006
Huffman's performance redeems parts of the movie but, until the final 30 minutes, Transamerica too often feels like a journey to nowhere.
Orlando SentinelJanuary 27, 2006
Transamerica is a routine road-trip comedy-drama with a twist.
Seattle TimesJanuary 20, 2006
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.
Philadelphia InquirerJanuary 20, 2006
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.
Miami HeraldJanuary 20, 2006
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.
Eye for FilmAugust 10, 2007
Tucker's screenplay is sharp but also sensitive, so the ample good humour never drifts into high camp (apart from the scenes with Bree's mother - and SHE is straight).
eFilmCritic.comAugust 05, 2007
Comfort food for a comfortable audience, with the TV-familiar Huffman reassuring viewers that she's really a real woman underneath that unflattering make-up.
DVD ReviewJuly 10, 2007
A big part of the movie's success is Huffman's irresistible and remarkable performance as Bree, a character we identify with rather than feel alienated by.
Film Journal InternationalMarch 01, 2007
A well-tuned vehicle.
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