Finally coming to NZ, an entire year after its US release!, is the gleefully received Transamerica. Often compared to Sideways for its deadpan humour, it follows Bree (Desperate Housewife’s Huffman) - a perfectly well-adjusted pre-op, man to woman transsexual, who is eagerly awaiting the surgery to put a cherry on top of his/her transformation.
One day she gets a phone call from Manhattan police. In their cells is her previously unknown son (from a long ago heterosexual relationship). Bree’s therapist withholds legal permission for surgery until she meets this 20 year old delinquent – Toby (Zegers). So she picks him up in NY and they road trip back to LA – with Toby unaware that Bree is his father.
Has won countless awards for Huffman’s performance, including a Golden Globe.
"Sideways" turns inside out in "Transamerica." Laugh-out-loud funny, tartly off-color and ultimately touching, this road movie involving the cross-country adventures of a persnickety transsexual, and the runaway street hustler son whose existence is news to her, reps a triumphantly genre-bending big-screen bow for writer-director Duncan Tucker...