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After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

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Ray
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Dr. Brillstein
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Lola Johnson
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Boy in Alley
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Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that he isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, Ray's lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson. They must each confront their own identities and learn to embrace change and their strength as a family in order to ultimately find acceptance and understanding. Written by The Weinstein Company

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29 September 2016 (Czech Republic)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was originally slated for an American release on September 18, 2015, and was being shelved for over a year. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2015, and received mixed reviews from critics. The Weinstein Company then pulled the film from the schedule on September 15, 2 days after the premiere and 3 days before the planned release. See more »

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Ray: [narrating] My whole life I've searched my body for scars because I know a part of me is missing. Everyone assumes that who I am is connected to who they thought I was when I was born. They're wrong.
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I Wanna Be (Your Everything)
Written by Winfred 'Blue' Lovett (as Winfred Lovett)
Performed by Elle Fanning
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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This is an incredible film and is what true story telling is all about.
18 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story is complex: Ray is a boy who was born into a girl's body. Craig and Matthew are his biological and emotional fathers, Frances and Dolly are his grandmother and lesbian lover, and Maggie, his long suffering Mum who tries to manage the whole family. Ray is going through the process of becoming a boy and the film follows him through part of the journey with all the pitfalls and emotions there is. The dialogue is genuine, the direction is superb, the acting is first class, even from Naomi Watts who plays Maggie, an actor I don't really like but she takes on this role competently. Elle Fanning shines out like an acting sun, eclipsing everyone around her and becoming the hinge pin that the entire story revolves around. She displays almost every single emotion a human is capable of and acts far, far beyond her 17 years. She earned £65,000 from this movie, that's a pittance for her performance, it's probably one of the 10 best I've ever seen. Don't miss this, it will stay in your memory for a long time.


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