One week before her vaginoplasty, Sabrina ‘Bree’ Osbourne (Felicity Huffman) receives a phone call from Toby Wilkins (Kevin Zegers), a 17-year old boy who is jailed in New York City. He asks for Stanley Schupak (Bree’s former name), claiming to be his son.
Transamerica has so many aspects that it’s difficult to sum them up in a few lines. It’s not only a movie about transgender, it’s about being / becoming a mother and/or a father, about changing and adjusting, about generations and it’s also a road movie.
Felicity Huffman, a transfuge from Desperate Housewives is absolutely remarkable. An outstanding performance.
The movie won awards at Festivals of Berlin and Deauville and Felicity Huffman got the Golden Globe best actress award.
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