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Prodigal Sons (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 August 2008 (USA)
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Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »

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Kimberly Reed
8 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimberly Reed ... Herself
Carol McKerrow Carol McKerrow ... Herself
Marc McKerrow Marc McKerrow ... Himself
Claire Jones Claire Jones ... Herself
Lea McKerrow Lea McKerrow ... Herself
Gordon McKerrow Gordon McKerrow ... Himself
Kathy McKerrow Kathy McKerrow ... Herself
Glenn McKerrow Glenn McKerrow ... Himself
Jasmine Fuentes Jasmine Fuentes ... Herself
Helena High School Class of 1985 Helena High School Class of 1985 ... Themselves
Frank Mayo Frank Mayo ... Himself
Cyndee Moe Cyndee Moe ... Herself
Tim O'Leary Tim O'Leary ... Himself
Diana MacDonald Diana MacDonald ... Herself
Todd McKerrow Todd McKerrow ... Himself
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Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged adopted brother Marc. Things are complicated by the shocking revelation that Marc may be the grandson of Orson Wells and Rita Hayworth, forcing Kim and her family to explore questions of sexual orientation, identity, severe trauma and love. Written by Anonymous

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A brotherly rivalry between a man and a women . . . and Orson Welles See more »

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asotoi gioi See more »

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Croatia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,102, 28 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$73,213, 12 September 2010
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color (HD)

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1.78 : 1
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Gripping and surprising at every turn.
16 August 2009 | by r0der1ckSee all my reviews

This is a magnificent documentary, the sort of film that reminds one why documentaries are made. The maker clearly thinks that she knows the general shape of the film at the beginning - returning to her hometown after transitioning to being a woman, about to see her old high school friends for the first time with her new body and true identity - but instead finds that it's much more about her brother and his ongoing identity crises - who is he, who is he becoming - than about her own questions of place and home. Kim seems to answer for herself the age-old question of whether one can or cannot go home again but finds that the question is being raised over and over again for the people around her who face their own issues of loved ones lost and gained.

This film avoids any sense of predictability or forced sentiment, continually surprising the viewer and rewarding attention to detail, both by the audience and the makers. Absolutely magnificent. It will surprise from beginning to end.


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