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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The movie's soul is with Huffman. Speaking in a low voice, her posture as stiff as her vocabulary, her eyes a pool of sadness and hope, she turns this small, resonant film into a cry from the heart. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    What Felicity Huffman brings to Bree is the newness of a Jane Austen heroine. She has been waiting a long time to be an ingenue, and what an irony that she must begin as a mother. show more

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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