Transamerica 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…
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Transamerica (2006)

DAD LOOKS LIKE A LADY Son (Kevin Zegers, left) meets his long-lost father (Huffman) in ''Transamerica''
Image credit: Transamerica: Rafael Winer
DAD LOOKS LIKE A LADY Son (Kevin Zegers, left) meets his long-lost father (Huffman) in ''Transamerica''

Details Release Date: May 23, 2006; DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers; 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 19, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints