• Transamerica (2005)


Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne (Felicity Huffman) learns that she fathered a son, Toby (Kevin Zegers), 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses as a Christian missionary. She plans to take Toby to his stepfather's house, but when she learns that the stepfather sexually abused the boy, Bree brings her son back to Los Angeles with her. As Toby begins to fall for Bree, she must find a way to reveal who she really is.

Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Elizabeth Peña, Bianca Leigh, Jon Budinoff

Director: Duncan Tucker

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Belladonna Productions LLC

Keywords: Emotional , Car , 2000s , Son , Transformation , Prison , New York City , Los Angeles , Mother ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Impressively realized on all levels, this transgender spin on the road trip boasts an extraordinary central performance. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This debut feature left me in a state of movie euphoria. Who could have guessed that such a discomfiting premise would blossom into a deadpan-hilarious and yet deeply affecting story about a singular glitch in the human condition?

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)