Transamerica

2005 R 1h 43m DVD

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Transamerica

2005 R 1h 43m DVD
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Bree gets the shock of her life a week before her final sex change surgery when she learns that she has a son. After bailing him out of jail, the two set out on a cross-country journey riddled with road bumps.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
  • Felicity Huffman
  • Kevin Zegers
  • Fionnula Flanagan
  • Elizabeth Peña
  • Graham Greene
  • Burt Young
  • Carrie Preston
  • Calpernia Addams
  • Paul Borghese
  • Richard Poe
  • Grant Monohon
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this sensitive portrayal of a pre-operative transsexual discusses genitals regularly and features brief, nonsexual glimpses of both male and female body parts. A 17-year-old boy is also shown turning a trick with a man and posing provocatively in underwear -- an occasional bare bottom is shown. The teen boy, who has had a troubled childhood, drinks, smokes cigarettes, snorts drugs, and gets involved in the porn industry -- though these situations are all portrayed as negatives.

Sexual Content

Discusses genitals regularly, and features brief, nonsexual glimpses of both male and female body parts. One brief scene where a teen boy solicits sex with a trucker -- nothing graphic shown, but it's clear what's going on. In another scene the teen boy unwittingly comes on to Bree and we see his naked body from behind. In another brief scene the teen is in a porn film and gets manipulated just slightly off screen in a matter-of-fact manner.

Violence

Several fistfights and punches. Indication of previous sexual abuse.

Language

Infrequent cursing, but everything from "f--k" to "bitch" pops up a few times.

Social Behavior

This film encourages viewers to be more sensitive to people who are different. It shows how destructive judgmental parents can be to children's mental health. It also encourages a more realistic understanding of family -- that it's messy and complicated -- but still valuable.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The teen boy smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol, and uses drugs (snorts a powder) several times, though adults discourage this. In the end, Bree chooses to give her son a beer.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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