Sunday, April 30, 2006

Transamerica (movie review)

The sleight of hand in this film is to get the attention on the dad for being the most mixed up figure. But actually, all of the key characters are wildly off center, in a kind of high wire act, like some Cirque du Soleil on steroids.

For example, consider Carrie Preston's character Sydney: what a totally unusual person.

I wasn't just fixating on the dad in other words, the son either. The whole twisted circus was worth watching.

That psychiatrist lady was like some low key circus master, whispering "welcome to my world."