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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray
... Frances
... Dolly
... Maggie
... Dr. Brillstein
... John the Doorman
... Taylor
... Spoon
... Jesse
... DSS Worker
... Jake
... Lola Johnson
... Boy in Alley
Francesca Keller ... Girl in Alley
... Man on Fire Escape


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official site [Japan]




Release Date:

29 September 2016 (Czech Republic)  »

Also Known As:

About Ray  »

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Box Office


$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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1.85 : 1
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Originally titled "Three Generations", once slated for release as "About Ray", and finally released as "3 Generations". See more »


Dolly: They say you turn into your mother.
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Written by Stephen Warbeck
Performed by Elle Fanning
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Had Potential
10 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Had potential to address the subject of gender identification and its challenges, but just turned out to drag on about dysfunctional family life. Usual matriarchal extended family substituting for divorced mom with a challenging daughter/son. Just droned on (and overacted), in that typical NY writing style, about unhappy households with their endless arguing. That region of the country has an unhealthy fixation with stereotypical rom/coms; drinking parties for singles or wannabe singles; dysfunctional families; hooking up with the emotional attachment of rabbits. Ending was rather hokey, everyone is at peace with each other. How nice! Kudos to Elle Fanning for how she presented her character.

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