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3 Generations (2015)

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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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John the Doorman
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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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Three of the most acclaimed actors of their generations in a human comedy for today. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language | See all certifications »
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29 September 2016 (Czech Republic)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,131 (USA) (5 May 2017)

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$66,371 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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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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[Last lines]
Maggie: [Ray is shooting on his phone] Sweetheart, will you please put that down.
Ray: I'm proud of you.
Maggie: [inaudible] I'm proud of you.
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Tiny Elevator
Written and Performed by Mike Gallant (as Michael Gallant)
Courtesy of Gallant Music LLC
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'Everyone assumes that who I am is connected to who they thought I was when I was born. They're wrong.'
17 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gaby Dallal directs her own screenplay (co-written with Nikole Beckwith) in what is one of the most significant films abut the gender perception changing world in which we live. It is a very intelligent, humorous, sensitive and wholly entertaining film that has the courage to open the conflicts that face transgender people and their families.

Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) 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 (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray's biological father (Tate Donovan – or his brother Sam Trammell) to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray's lesbian grandmother, living with her life partner Frances (Linda Emond) 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.

The entire cast is exceptional and as always Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon, and Elle Fanning are superb – wholly credible in their challenging roles. But there are also some fine small parts, such as the therapist Dr. Brillstein (Andrew Polk) and Frances (Linda Emond) who stand out as bight lights that enhance the story.

All in all an excellent film on every level and one that deserves a very large audience. Highly Recommended.


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