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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
When filmmaker Kimberly Reed left her small Montana hometown, she was a man. Returning years later for her high school reunion, Reed is a transgendered woman. She seeks to reconnect with her estranged adopted brother, Marc McKerrow, who was permanently disabled in a car crash, and might be related to Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth. Exploring identities, rivalries and family, Reed embarks on a personal journey that begins with her hometown and leads all the way to Croatia.

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Director: Kimberly Reed

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Prodigal Sons (2008)

Release Date: February 26th, 2010|1 hr. 26 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Harrowing and unforgettable film. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite its undeniably fascinating elements, Prodigal Sons attempts to deal with so many issues at once that it inevitably lacks focus. But there's no denying that it offers a hook that other similarly themed docs could only envy. show more

  • 85
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The movie is a curiosity, of course. Both Marc and Kim have decidedly unusual life stories. show more

  • March 11, 2010 Margaret Opine
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    I WAS IN A RENOVATED THEATER; IT WAS A VERY OLD ONE, NOW SHINY AND NEW. I SAT THERE IN THE DARK AND LOOKED AT THE CEILING AND AT THE ART DECO WALLS. I WAS BORED BUT DETERMINE TO GET SOMETHING FOR MY MONEY AND TIME. IT NEVER HAPPENED. THE BEST PART OF THIS MOVIE WAS THE PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MONTANA. (IF YOU LIVE A TOTAL IDEAL LIFE, YOU MAY FIND THIS MOVIE CURIOUS; IF YOU LIVE A NORMAL LIFE THEN SOME OF YOUR RELATIVES HAVE ISSUES; I THINK YOU WOULD RATHER BE AT STARBUCKS BUT IF YOU HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE WITH MORE THAN ONE FAMILY MEMBER WITH REALLY BAD ISSUES IN THE MIND, THEN YOU WILL WANT TO SCREAM WITH BOREDOM. (OH, A PIECE OF SOUND ADVICE: WHEN YOU HAVE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER ON THE EDGE, DON'T ARGUE WITH THEM BECAUSE IT MAKES THEM CRAZY AND THEN THEY WILL GO GET A KNIFE TO STOP YOU FROM ANNOYING THEM. --MO

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