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Common Sense Media says

Sensitive portrayal of transsexual OK for older teens.

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(out of 4 reviews)
age 17+
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Adult Written bywonder dove November 24, 2012

Excellent film - older crowd only!

Very realistic movie! It's basically about a troubled teen Toby (Kevin Zegers) who tries to contact his dad (Standley - played by Felicity Hoffman) not knowing that his dad is a transsexual woman named Bree (Felicity). Right before her surgery, she gets a call from him claiming that he has a father named Standley and that his mother died of a stroke. This causes Bree to delay her surgery and bail her son out of jail. Not knowing who she really is, she says she's affiliated with a church to help Toby get on his feet. The two embark on a road trip which leads to friendship but eventually gets tricky when Toby soon finds out that Bree is his real father. Really interesting movie - a little on the slow side but the story has depth and meaning. There is strong language (lots of *f* words throughout) - Violence includes fist fights, arguing, implied sexual abuse.) - Drugs and drinking (Toby steals liquor from a store, teen drug use such as snorting powders, what looks like marijuana use in a car by a traveling stranger). Sexual content - Toby sells his body to other men for money, prostitution talk, discussions of women's and men's body parts, Toby's bare butt is seen a couple times, Another teen boy is seen full frontal by far away. Toby kisses Bree once before finding out the truth). Absolutely not for youngsters - themes are too strong. 17++ only.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byllreichling November 2, 2010
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byAllie Pierson March 11, 2013

One of the Best!

It's an awesome movie about a transsexual woman, but it isn't for the little ones.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 3 year old Written byizzymommy May 13, 2010

Still not for kids...

Well, this is a tough decision, as I used to have a pre-op transsexual as a roommate. I think there are some tough messages out there, and as much as people want to be more sensitive to these issues, I'd still recommend this movie only to adults. There is way too much reference to drugs, sex, prostitution, and living "non-traditional" lifestyles. By the way, I absolutely LOVE Felicity Huffman! She did an AWESOME job!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking