I just got back from seeing Transamerica with friends tonight. This is the third movie I've seen this week, which is more movies than I normally watch in a year's time!
I can't remember the last time I saw a movie and the audience burst into applause at the end of the film (and this was a mostly older, straight audience too from the looks of it).
The movie was serious, sweet, sad and funny (so funny at times that we would miss the next line because we were laughing so hard). Although I kinda think the road-trip theme is a bit overdone in movies, it explored issues of family dramas, otherness, personal transformation--all stuff I can relate to. Felicity Huffman was fabulous. My friends often tease me about living under a rock (I can't remember the last time I turned on the TV, and I don't have cable), so I didn't even know of Felicity Huffman from "Desperate Housewives" and when watching the film, I didn't realize she was a genetic woman.
I really enjoyed seeing a movie about "people like me" that wasn't all sad, wasn't all about sex, and showed the real struggles and triumphs of someone who doesn't fit into society's narrow boxes.