Why we can’t wait to see ”Transamerica”
RELEASE DATE Dec. 2, New York and Los Angeles; Dec. 23, limited
WHY WE CAN’T WAIT Desperate Housewives‘ Felicity Huffman can do just about anything, which includes pleasing critics who’ve been buzzing about this film since its festival debut last spring.
THE PREMISE Huffman (pictured) plays Bree, a preoperative male-to-female transsexual who finds herself on a cross-country road trip with the son (Kevin Zegers) she never knew she had.
SOURCE An original screenplay by director Duncan Tucker, making his feature debut
THE BACK STORY ”Even though a transsexual woman happens to be the main character, the movie is in no way about transsexuality,” Tucker says. Rather, ”it’s about family, it’s about parenting, it’s about growing up.”
BURNING QUESTION Might Huffman follow her recent Housewives Emmy with an Oscar?
COME FOR Leading man — er, lady Huffman
STAY FOR Dances With Wolves‘ Graham Greene, who may take a shine to Bree