Preteen girl looking at a cell phone with her parents

Family movie night? There's an app for that

Download our new mobile app on iOS and Android.

Parents' Guide to


By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Sensitive portrayal of transsexual OK for older teens.

Movie R 2006 103 minutes
Transamerica Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Kevin is cute

The reason why I watched this movie was because of Kevin he is cute oh wow great in this movie. There is nudity but it’s rated r so that’s normal.
age 16+

One of the Best!

It's an awesome movie about a transsexual woman, but it isn't for the little ones.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Felicity Huffman's portrayal of the pre-operative transsexual Bree is brilliant, and she won awards and was nominated for an Oscar for the performance. She imbues Bree with the awkwardness of a person highly conscious of the way she presents herself to the world, without turning the character into a buffoon. The relationship that develops between Bree and the boy is difficult and complicated, just like real life. And the encounter with Bree's family is filled with humor and poignancy.

The film is a lovely sketch of family and a personal struggle for identity, although its themes are too mature for kids and younger teens.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate