Thursday, January 31, 2013

Transamerica



2005 American Feature

Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Graham Greene, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young, Carrie Preston and Elizabeth Peña
Writer/Director: Duncan Tucker

Synopsis:
Prior to her final gender reassignment surgery, Bree, a male-to-female transsexual, must meet the son she never knew she fathered. He turns out to be a troubled gay hustler, and they set out on a cross-country road trip filled with confrontation and surprising revelations.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 76% / Audience: 77%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 66% / Audience: 7.8%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Huffman) and Original Song ("Travelin' Thru").
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actress (Huffman) and Original Song ("Travelin' Thru").
  • Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Film - Contemporary.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama (Huffman); also nominated for Original Song ("Travelin' Thru").
  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Motion Picture ("Travelin' Thru").
  • Independent Spirit Awards for Best Actress (Huffman) and First Screenplay; also nominated for Best First Feature.
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Huffman).
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Actress (Huffman).
  • Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress - Drama (Huffman).
  • Verzaubert - International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Felicity Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, was an executive producer on the film. 
  • Calpernia Addams and Andrea James, actresses and transgender rights activists, coached Felicity Huffman and also have cameo appearances in the film.
  • When Duncan Tucker asked Dolly Parton for the use of one of her existing songs for the film, she ended up writing and recording a brand new one, the gospel-influenced "Travelin' Thru".

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