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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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Gaby Dellal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Ray
Linda Emond ... Frances
Susan Sarandon ... Dolly
Naomi Watts ... Maggie
Andrew Polk ... Dr. Brillstein
Marcos A. Gonzalez Marcos A. Gonzalez ... John the Doorman
Antonio Ortiz ... Taylor
Tessa Albertson ... Spoon
Marquis Rodriguez ... Jesse
Gameela Wright ... DSS Worker
Jordan Carlos ... Jake
Elle Winter ... Lola Johnson
Lucca De Oliveira ... Boy in Alley
Francesca Keller Francesca Keller ... Girl in Alley
Jinn S. Kim ... Man on Fire Escape
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Storyline

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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Three of the most acclaimed actors of their generations in a human comedy for today. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was originally slated for an American release on September 18, 2015, and was being shelved for over a year. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2015, and received mixed reviews from critics. The Weinstein Company then pulled the film from the schedule on September 15, 2 days after the premiere and 3 days before the planned release. See more »

Quotes

Ray: [narrating] My whole life I've searched my body for scars because I know a part of me is missing. Everyone assumes that who I am is connected to who they thought I was when I was born. They're wrong.
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Connections

References The McCarthys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Be (Your Everything)
Written by Winfred 'Blue' Lovett (as Winfred Lovett)
Performed by Elle Fanning
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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Very well done- an emotional topic
29 August 2017 | by vintagebydesignSee all my reviews

This movie tackles a difficult subject very appropriate for today, with drama but also mild humor. The network of family this teen is growing in, is a diverse cross section of modern families. And though they are living a more progressive lifestyle, this goes to show how difficult this transition period can be for any family. With ties to a child's birth gender and realizing the changes that come with a decision to honor one's own feelings of who they are, families struggle no matter how open minded they may think they are. Or how imperfect they see themselves. This was done with amazing sensitivity to the fact that families are comprised in many different ways, showing the emotions that come when people choose to love, take risks and work towards supporting one another. This may become a cult film as the world catches up with this very real struggle, and the love that overcomes the fear.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2016 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

About Ray See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,215, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$155,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$680,351
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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