Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Year 3 Day 15

starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
genre: Drama
year: 2005
format: Netflix Canada

plot: A pre-op transgender woman, finds out she has a son from her days as a man, and travels across country to bail him out of jail and take him to L.A.  At first, she refuses to tell him the truth, and when they end up at her parents after being robbed, the two both find themselves having to tell the truth about their lives.

A lot going on here. It's a buddy road movie on the surface, but after the first few minutes, you realize that it's a story about self discovery and self honesty.  Both leads are hiding parts of their pasts from each other, and some painful memories from themselves. As the story progresses and they come into contact with other characters, layers are chipped away.
I found myself wanting to throw something at the screen a few times, as almost all the characters have points where they are just cruel. 

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