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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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John the Doorman
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Lola Johnson
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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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In this family change is relative 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,131, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,371, 19 May 2017
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Michael Brook's score, featured in the version premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, was replaced by West Dylan Thordson for the re-edited version. See more »

Quotes

Maggie: I don't know anything about boys or men. It's not like I had any role model.
Dolly: You had me.
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Connections

References The McCarthys (2014) See more »

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Needles in the Camel's Eye
Written by Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera
Performed by Greys
Courtesy of Audiotree and Carpark Records
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the new family
21 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Gaby Dallel's "3 Generations" drew criticism for the casting of a cisgender person in the role of a transgender character. While that is an issue, the movie itself is worth seeing. It shows how the different family members deal with the news that the daughter is transitioning to male. In fact, the lesbian grandmother has the hardest time dealing with it (I've noticed that a number of gays and lesbians, while fighting for their own rights, have ignored transgender rights).

I wouldn't call the movie a masterpiece, but I think that it addresses some good issues. It's the sort of movie that could only get released in the 2010s, when understanding of gender-nonconforming people became widespread. I recommend it. I guess that the distribution by The Weinstein Company now looks unpleasant due to the ugly revelations about Harvey Weinstein, but that doesn't change the movie itself. Really good one. As expected, Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon all turn in fine performances.


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