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3 Generations tells the stirring and touching story of three generations of a family living under one roof in New York as they deal with the life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray (Elle Fanning) is a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), 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.
This is a movie with a powerful message- particularly for those that are struggling with a similar issue. It’s easily relatable and offers a great cast. This isn’t for those that can’t handle the issues that people face in 2017. If you still live in the 60’s… this is not a movie for you!
The movie is decent, but I feel like it could have approached or displayed gender transitioning better. I think it focused on the behind the scenes work rather than what one would actually feel or experience. While it tackles a major topic, it fell short on delivery. It lost my attention several times, but was overall a decent movie.
Pick up your very own copy starting 6/13/17for the suggested retail price of $24.99 (Blu-ray) and $19.98 (dvd).