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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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In this family change is relative 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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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:

$18,131, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$66,371, 19 May 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In April 2016, director Gaby Dellal revealed on Instagram that she was re-editing the film. The new cut of the film, released in international markets since late 2016, runs 92 minutes, as opposed to 87 minutes of the initial version that screened at the Toronto premiere in September 2015. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Maggie: [Ray is shooting on his phone] Sweetheart, will you please put that down.
Ray: I'm proud of you.
Maggie: [inaudible] I'm proud of you.
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Connections

References The McCarthys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Fit In
Written and performed by KT Tunstall
Produced and engineered by Brian Bender
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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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