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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 ... 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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A family in transition 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

Elle Fanning used a wig for her role. See more »

Quotes

Craig: I'm sorry if you're this way because of me.
[pause]
Craig: Are you this way because of me?
Ray: I'm a lot of things because of you. This isn't one of 'em.
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On the Roof
Written by Stephen Warbeck
Performed by Elle Fanning
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the new family
21 October 2017 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Gaby Dallel's "3 Generations" drew criticism for the casting of a cisgender person in the role of a transgender character. While that is an issue, the movie itself is worth seeing. It shows how the different family members deal with the news that the daughter is transitioning to male. In fact, the lesbian grandmother has the hardest time dealing with it (I've noticed that a number of gays and lesbians, while fighting for their own rights, have ignored transgender rights).

I wouldn't call the movie a masterpiece, but I think that it addresses some good issues. It's the sort of movie that could only get released in the 2010s, when understanding of gender-nonconforming people became widespread. I recommend it. I guess that the distribution by The Weinstein Company now looks unpleasant due to the ugly revelations about Harvey Weinstein, but that doesn't change the movie itself. Really good one. As expected, Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon all turn in fine performances.


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