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Friday, January 13, 2006

Transamerica (2005)

Beautiful film, infinitely better than King Kong! (LOL - see previous post).

Once in a while a film of rare beauty and compassion comes around and captures our imagination and wins our admiration. Transamerica is such a movie. Executed with painstaking details on the inner character of a pre-operative transexual Stanley "Bree" Osbourne (Felicity Huffman) who discovers at the last minute that he has a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), a coke-sniffing and 17 year old prostitute.

At a total loss at how to break the awkward news to his son that he is his real father, Bree decides to bail Toby out of a New York City jail and brings the former with him to L.A. On the way, the two seemingly different and contrasting personalities discover that they have much more in common than meets the eye.

Writer and Director Duncan Tucker deserves credit, a pat on the back and perhaps an Oscar nod for this sensitive and compassionate film. Fine acting. Simply great story.

Fanatic Verdict: Two thumbs up!!!


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