Life is more than the sum of its parts.
One week before her scheduled sex-change operation, Bree receives a call from a 17-year-old identifying himself as her son from a college liaison. Bree’s psychiatrist won’t approve the surgery until Bree deals with this relationship, so Bree flies to New York City, bails the youth out of juvenile detention, and offers him a ride back to Los Angeles without disclosing that she is his father. Both her plans and his go awry, and as secrets will out, what might become a friendship (or more) founders. The lad’s step-father, a sex-change support group, a peyote eater, a Navajo wrangler, and Bree’s family all play their parts in this exploration of family, gender, and expectations.
Funny, intelligent, emotional and beautifully crafted, Transamerica redefines the parent/child bonding movie genre. A true crowd-pleaser, it keeps you belly laughing throughout, while leaving you touched and moved by its magnetic charm.
“A well-tuned vehicle.” – Film Journal International
“By turns hysterically funny and heartbreaking, a film of tremendous warmth, charm and perception anchored to a central performance of unique power.” – Mountain Xpress
“One of those rare films that leaves you wanting more.” – About.com
32 wins and 24 nominations including
Academy Awards, USA 2006
Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Felicity Huffman
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song – Dolly Parton
Golden Globes, USA 2006
Won Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Felicity Huffman
Satellite Awards 2005
Won Satellite Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture – Felicity Huffman
Tribeca Film Festival 2005
Won Jury Award Best Actress in a Narrative Feature – Felicity Huffman
Nominated Jury Award Best Narrative Feature