A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
|Release Date||:||February 11, 2016|
|Production Company||:||IM Global, Big Beach Films|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Gaby Dellal, Nikole Beckwith|
|Casts||:||Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts, Tate Donovan, Maria Dizzia, Sam Trammell, Linda Emond, Jordan Carlos, Tessa Albertson, Maxwell Simkins, Andrew Polk, Marcos A. Gonzalez, Antonio Ortiz, Marquis Rodriguez, Gameela Wright, Jordan Carlos, Elle Winter, Lucca De Oliveira, Francesca Keller, Jinn S. Kim, Susan Blackwell, Mattea Conforti, Meghan Gutierrez, Eva Kaminsky|
|Plot Keywords||:||lesbian, teenager, single mother, transgender, gender roles, lgbt, woman director, gender transition|
Ray (Elle Fanning) wants to transition to being a boy. He's 16 and needs parental consent. His mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) has to track down his biological father. They live in NYC with Maggie's gay mother Dolly (Susan Sarandon) and her girlfriend Frances. Dolly would rather Ray be a lesbian.
This is tackling an advanced edgy issue. It needs some better writing. The actors are top notch. The story needs to move but it's stuck in molasses. The dream girl probably needs more screen time and played by someone more charismatic. Quite frankly, she needs to be played by somebody like Elle. Ray's flailing attempts at romance is the most compelling story opportunity. There could be love triangles and unrequited love. The bio dad is not that compelling. Despite any weakness in writing, the actors carry the heavy load well especially Elle.