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TransamericaFelicity Huffman deserved the Oscar nod for her fine-tuned turn as a transgender woman meeting the son she unwittingly fathered in TransamericaTransamericaDramaPT103MRFelicity Huffman deserved the Oscar nod for her fine-tuned turn as a transgender woman meeting the son she unwittingly fathered in Transamerica2006-05-23Graham Greene (Actor)Burt YoungGraham Greene (Actor), Burt YoungThe Weinstein Company

(Transamerica: Rafael Winer)

Transamerica

Genre: Drama; Starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Graham Greene (Actor), Burt Young; Director: Duncan Tucker; Author: Duncan Tucker; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Felicity Huffman deserved the Oscar nod for her fine-tuned turn as a transgender woman meeting the son she unwittingly fathered in Transamerica, but writer-director Duncan Tucker is so careful to avoid exploitation, he ends up with an unsurprising road picture.

EXTRAS In his commentary, Tucker claims his ”strong suit as a filmmaker” is he doesn’t ”know anything about making movies” and says Huffman’s children didn’t recognize her when they visited the set. In an interview, the actress affectionately recounts: ”I’d be feeling something deeply, and crying, and I’d hear Duncan laughing behind the monitor.”

Originally posted May 23 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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