Real Boy

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Intimate docu follows teen through gender transition.

NR 2017 72 minutes

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Beautiful story of family transformation

Real Boy is a beautiful film that chronicles evolving relationships between a young trans man and the people who are most important to him in his life: his mother, his mentor, and his best friend. Unlike most trans narratives, the film doesn't hyper value the medical transition, but instead paints a more complex and nuanced story of love. As parents of a trans teenager, there was so much in the film that I found deeply resonant. I am grateful for the openness of Bennett and his family because their story was deeply touching to me.

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