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A Fantastic Woman

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Powerful story of trans woman's grief; language, sex, nudity

Movie R 2018 100 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Cathy and Max re A Fantastic Woman

I saw this movie for the second time with my trans child. I was impressed the first time but felt everything more intensely with Max right next to me. It is difficult to watch at times but a great way to start a conversation. Ultimately hopeful, Max found it brilliant. So great to see a trans woman in the lead role.

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Sexuality and gender identity issues are front and center in this impressive, heartfelt film, blending seamlessly with the universal themes of dignity, bigotry, and loss. Daniela Vega's performance is unforgettable. She's on-screen for almost every moment of A Fantastic Woman, a window into the heart and mind of a complex woman who has been drawn with empathy and respect. Other characters are often less nuanced, but given the smoldering situation, those excesses can be forgiven. Director Sebastien Lelio, whose award-winning film Gloria (2013) is about an equally extraordinary woman, and who co-wrote the script, has made an intense and intimate film, appropriate only for older teens.

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