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Normal (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 April 2005 (Hungary)
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A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roy Sr. - Roy's Father
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Em - Roy's Mother
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Church Friend Pete
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Roy 'Ruth' Applewood
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Randall Arney ...
Reverend Dale Muncie
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Kirk Anderson ...
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Christian Ambrose ...
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Joe Foust ...
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Sean Rice ...
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Mickey Tuman ...
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Wayne Applewood (as Joe Sikora)
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Frank
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In the countryside of the United States of America, Irma Applewood and her husband Roy Applewood have been happily married for twenty-five years and they are model citizens in their community. Roy brings Irma to meet Reverend Dale Muncie, who is their pastor and friend, to tell that he is a woman trapped in a man's body and he will have a sex-change operation. Now Roy has to face the deception of his wife and the intolerance of his colleagues, members of his church and his son Wayne. But Irma loves him and after the impact of the news, she understands and supports him with their teenage daughter Patty Ann (Hayden Panettiere) and Roy's boss Frank ('Clancy Brown') that is their friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love. Marriage. Acceptance. Sex change.

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One of the films that Jane Anderson screened before working on "Normal" was Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes from a Marriage". She also screened "Tender Mercies" and "Country", one of star Jessica Lange's films. See more »

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Patty Ann: Mom, Dad and I have the same breast size now!
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Quiet and routine life of a Midwestern couple is shaking by the decision of the husband to change his sex, having an operation and taking hormones.
20 February 2005 | by (Paraguay) – See all my reviews

This quiet film about what may be "Normal" or not, for any of us,deals with marriage, a solid relationship that has lasted for 25 years, celebrated by Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson at the beginning of the film. As it turns out, Roy, (wilkinson, better than ever)confess,in tears, that he feels like a woman trapped in the wrong body. There is no sensationalism in this film, or debate about sex change operations, but rather about love, understanding, enduring each other shortcomings, companionship,and a dosage of subtle humor, facing what each day may bring.While one witnesses the transformation of Roy,it also observe the acceptance that Irma offers to his husband.


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