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Friday, February 17, 2006

Split the Difference

"Transamerica," a low-budget indie flick about a pre-op transsexual played by Felicity Huffman, is worth seeing only for the Desperate Housewife's performance. Yes, she plays a man who is seeking to become a woman. The storyline is somewhat enticing (on the verge of The Operation, Stanley/Sabrina finds out she has a teenaged son from a brief affair); however, the chain of events in the flick is questionable, and the actor who plays her son is very weak (think Ashton Kutcher). The problem is that this film is really a two actor flick, with one actor being extraordinary and the other being a future UPN sitcom player. Recommeded for those who like to see all Oscar-nominated performances.