3 Generations

A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.


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  • ★★★★ review by Phiona Kari on Letterboxd

    I can't believe that nobody loved this film; I find it genuine, a really good family drama, it’s a movie that i relate to.

    there's huge controversy which is why is casting Cis people to play Trans people such a big deal? hey people, don’t be picky. trans want representation. and this is the only representation, yes trans boys literally never get representation so even if it’s played by a cis girl i loved it tbh.

    Not to mention the great acting of the 4 tremenduous females

  • ★★★½ review by Vivian on Letterboxd

    even at only 90 minutes the runtime feels inflated by added melodrama. Some of the issues regarding Ray's father could have been trimmed, especially because it steals focus from the central grandmother-mother-son.

  • ★★★½ review by Bert on Letterboxd

    Susan Sarandon has hit that stage in her career where acting is just so natural and she's so at ease on screen and I love that. Naomi Watts is in top form as the supportive mother of the transitioning Elle Fanning, who is also great, she doesn't quite reach the pinnacle Hilary Swank-a-la-Boys Don't Cry but she's terrific in her own way.

    Funny, touching and important. It's a really lovely film, I'm very glad I watched it and I would recommend it to everyone.

  • ★★★½ review by Sandra May on Letterboxd

    A beautiful film, so moving and important for people to see, not a perspective that people commonly see and is rarely in the media!


    - I will follow Susan Sarandon to death and back

    - @casting directors: please cast trans people for trans roles!

  • ★★★½ review by Logan Agnesi on Letterboxd

    3 Generation was a pretty good film. I think Elle Fanning did an excellent job portraying a young woman transitioning to a young man, but despite that the movie still wasn't overly amazing. It had a pretty straight forward plot, nothing really surprising or unexpected happens throughout the movie and the ending was a little too unrealistically perfect. Everyone gets together and becomes a big happy family and Ray gets his parents consent to transition. A pretty predictable ending.

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