Saturday, February 23, 2013

Normal



2003 American Television Movie

Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Jessica Lange, Clancy Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Joe Sikora, Richard Bull and Mary Seibel
Writer/Director: Jane Anderson, based on her play Looking for Normal

Synopsis:
A Midwestern factory worker stuns his family by saying he wishes to undergo sex reassignment surgery and transition to living as a woman.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 73%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Movie.
  • Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie or Mini-Series.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Actor (Wilkinson) and Actress (Lange).
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic); also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Actor (Wilkinson), Actress (Lange), Writing and Main Title Design.
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Adapted Screenplay - Long Form.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Although Normal was made for television by HBO Films, it was an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Tom Wilkinson chose not to do any research into the subject of transgenderism, as he felt that a mid-Western blue collar worker wouldn't know anything about the subject either.

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