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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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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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Although this was made for television by HBO Films, it was still an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Patty Ann: Mom, Dad and I have the same breast size now!
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Workshop production, 1998 New Works Festival at the Mark Tapen Forum, Los Angeles, CA See more »

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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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A wonderful journey
14 December 2004 | by (Stoke-on-Trent, England) – See all my reviews

When I read the synopsis for this movie I was a bit 50/50 whether to watch it or not. Thank God I chose to do so. It is a journey of discovery, of pain, of sorrow, of anger, of resentment, of bitterness which then turns to a journey of acceptance, love, commitment, and joy. I know there is a lot of talk in the USA today about homosexuality, etc and such issues, but all I ask of anyone who has a soul is to give this movie a chance with an open heart and mind. This movie asks the hard questions and there are no easy answers. What you have is a group of actors plying their trade at the highest level. I commend this movie very highly to anyone with an open mind. I give this movie (for honesty) 9/10. A must see.


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