This movie isn't just about a transsexual
and will be hard for many to get past that.
This is a humorous road trip movie that
turns into a story about relationships and the bond that ties
Real-life woman actress Felicity Huffman
playing a man who wants to be a woman will convince you she's
Huffman turns in an astonishing performance
that you don't want to miss.
Felicity Huffman turns in a convincing
portrait of a man about to go through the final stages of a sex-change
And if that's not strange enough, throw
in a teenage son he didn't know about and a cross-country road
trip (how else are they going to get to know each other?).
A down-to-eatrh, bittersweet comedy of
a man who wants to be a woman and learns a lot about humanity
along the way.
The story is based on the director's real-life
friendship with a transgendered woman. The movie is the result
of several years' worth of research.
Even though a transsexual woman happens
to be the main character, the film is in no way about transsexuality.
The set up for this picture sounds strange
for the average movie-goer, but the actress does such an outstanding
job to the role, it's hard to cling to any hang ups.
It's about her values os family, parenting,
and growing up. She's lonely, scared, and uptight--trying to
make her exterior fit her interior.