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1,524 Ratings


Directed by Duncan Tucker
United States, 2005
Comedy, LGBT+, Drama


On the eve of the male-to-female operation, transsexual Bree learns that she has a teenage son. She travels to New York to collect Toby who is in a juvenile detention. Worried about his reaction, she pretends to be a Christian do-gooder as they embark on a road-trip across the States.

Our take

Winner of several awards, including a Golden Globe to Felicity Huffman for her remarkable central turn, Transamerica is a delightful and moving portrait of a trans woman’s experience. Contemporary values of representation have since evolved, but much of what this gem has to say still rings true.

Transamerica Directed by Duncan Tucker

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Reader Jury of the "Siegessäule"

Academy Awards

2006 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

2006 | 2 wins including: Best First Screenplay

2006 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Critics reviews

One of the most accomplished and entertaining films of 2005 – that very rare movie which is likeable and admirable in equal measure.
April 05, 2006
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“Transamerica” itself does not always live up to its star, but it is touching and sometimes funny, despite its overall air of indie earnestness.
December 02, 2005
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