Thursday, May 25, 2006


This is a curious, humorous and emotionally touching road picture about a couple of sexual outcasts who think they know what they want out of life, and other people. But on their journey, they discover what they need, more than want, and maybe discover their own selves in the process.

This is not a new or unique premise for a movie, but the performance by Felicity Huffman really is sui generis. Her characterization of the transgender wannabee is the equal to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Capote and it may be that, because the Academy voted him a Best Actor Oscar, they felt they had to go another way with the Best Actress.

After watching the movie on DVD, I checked out the conversation extra with Huffman and the writer-director, and was not disappointed by their comments.


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