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      3 Generations

      PG-13 Released May 5, 2017 1h 34m Comedy Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for 3 Generations: US Release Trailer List 3 Generations: US Release Trailer 3 Generations: US Release Trailer 2:10 3 Generations: Trailer 1 3 Generations: Trailer 1 2:26 View more videos
      30% Tomatometer 44 Reviews 44% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Hoping to get support from his mother (Naomi Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon), a New York teen (Elle Fanning) prepares to transition from female to male. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      3 Generations squanders a worthy premise on a thinly written story that focuses on dramatic signposts at the expense of genuine character development.

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      Mey Rude Autostraddle It seems like [Gaby] Dellal, despite being a person who is making a movie about a transgender boy, doesn't understand that transgender boys aren't girls. Aug 13, 2021 Full Review Alan Zilberman Washington Post "3 Generations" starts with a unique and intimate point of view, only to become yet another indie drama about the difficulties of motherhood. Rated: 2/4 May 11, 2017 Full Review Barbara VanDenburgh Arizona Republic "3 Generations" feels focus-grouped into existence, like its every development was fine-tuned to be as inoffensively on-message as possible in its treatment of trans issues. Rated: 2/5 May 11, 2017 Full Review Brian T. Carney Washington Blade Most importantly, the moving conclusion of 3 Generations is a great testimony to the courage shown by Ray and his extended family. That’s what makes this movie important and timely. Dec 20, 2022 Full Review Dominic Griffin Spectrum Culture In the hands of a more capable filmmaker, 3 Generations could be a challenging, prismatic view of the gender identity discussion. Instead, it's a sloppy waste of time. Rated: 1.5/5 Jul 17, 2019 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy Technical flaws aside, the biggest disservice of "3 Generations" is the missed opportunity to have an actual transgender actor play the part of Ray, or at the very least a more anonymous actor. Aug 6, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I'm trans, and wow is this a harmful movie. The entire story is centered around the mom and other cis adults deciding whether to allow a trans boy to transition. It is in no way about Ray, as punctuated by the constant misgendering and deadnaming. Trans people are more than our pain, our transitions, and the feelings of our family members about our autonomy. Please do not watch this abhorrent movie if you actually care about listening to trans voices. Elle Fanning (a cis straight woman) had no place in this movie, nor did this movie have any place being made. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member i loved this movie another one i watched with one of my friends we both loved it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member shitty movie, lgbt represantation isnt accurate at all, if you want a good trans movie go watch Girl. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Meu nome é Ray não é um filme ruim, mas está longe de extrair todo potencial do tema. Aqui temos como gênero drama cômico, e até então não há nada de errado nisso, pois há filmes como O Lobo de Wallstreet, dirigido por Martin Scorsese, que mesmo tendo um lado cômico mais acentuado que este próprio filme, não peca em trabalhar temas como Abuso de drogas, prostituição, lifestyle da vida de um corretor e não ficam devendo na profundidade de cada personagem ali apresentado - é muito importante ressaltar isso, pois devemos desvincular a ideia de que uma obra cômica não pode se aprofundar sobre seus temas e personagens. Aqui, a diretora escolhe não levar a obra tão a sério, e como consequência não há verossimilhança, não acreditamos que o que estamos vendo é real, logo fica dificílimo se pôr no lugar dos personagens, pois não há um estudo de personagem convincente e muitas coisas parecem convenientes pro roteiro funcionar, como a garota que o protagonista gosta falando que deve ser horrível baterem numa *garota* e logo depois sumir da trama, ou seu pai relevando algo pesadíssimo justo no momento que o filme precisava. Fora o alívio cômico que a dupla de Susan Sarandon e Linda Emond fazem o filme todo, o que nos leva a pensar "poxa, se a vó dela não está levando a situação a sério, fazendo piadas o tempo todo, porque eu deveria levar?" E tudo isso que eu falei leva a um problema estrutural que é recorrente nas produções da Netflix e assola esse filme, que é estar direcionado a um nicho. O que limita seu poder de passar o conhecimento a frente e apenas conta coisas que o público alvo já sabe. O real problema é que quando o filme tenta dispor de temas tão complexos de maneira tão artificial, como a transexualidade, a falta de um pai na vida de uma criança - ou a diversidade de uma família - e o impacto que isso trás ao seu psicológico é que a se abre uma margem para más interpretações por parte de quem nunca teve um contato com os temas propostos, se tornando um desserviço. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Storyline was decent but the main character puts off the whole movie. He doesn't think about anyone but himself and puts everyone out to be the bad person. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Directed by Gaby Dellal and produced in 2017, Three Generations is an amazing movie for anyone and everyone to watch. In my opinion, this movie is amazing because it has comedic aspects tied in, when things need to be serious, they portray that very well. I really liked how they follow the main character, Ray and his family along throughout his journey and transition. Three Generations shows the everyday life of a transgender teen struggling with his transition. Not only does it show what it's like for the one who's transitioning, but it also shows how the family goes through their child's transition along with them. It accurately depicts the up and downs of transitioning and really shows how hard it is on the kid and his family. This is the perfect movie for someone to watch if they, themselves are going through a transition, or even for parents of a transgender child to watch. I love how this movie doesn't only show the good and positive things about transitioning, but it also shows how hard it can be on both them and their families. It shows everything that goes into being transgender, the good and the bad. It doesn't shy away from showing the bad things like bullying. There was really only one thing I wish they would have done different. There's a scene where Ray is in a bathroom. He removes his shirt and it shows he's binding his chest with ace bandages. This is a very, very dangerous thing to do. This movie will obviously attract transgender teens, especially female to male trans teens. If someone was watching this and saw that as a healthy way of binding without knowing any better, they could get seriously injured. The injuries that come along with this can be fatal at times. I just think they could've showed a better way of binding, keeping in mind the type of people this movie was easily going to attract. I think people should definitely go and watch this. It's the perfect movie for someone to watch, whether they are transitioning, or have a child who is transgender or just want to educate themselves. It makes a lot of things easier to understand and shows the kid's point of view and struggles. I think it's important for people to watch movies like this to get a better understanding of what being trans is like. Not only so they know what it is and can understand better, but so they can be there if they know people that are transgender, so they can know how to help their friends. This is an amazing movie for anyone of any age to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Hoping to get support from his mother (Naomi Watts) and grandmother (Susan Sarandon), a New York teen (Elle Fanning) prepares to transition from female to male.
      Director
      Gaby Dellal
      Producer
      Dorothy Berwin, Gaby Dellal, Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf
      Screenwriter
      Nikole Beckwith, Gaby Dellal
      Distributor
      Weinstein Co.
      Production Co
      Big Beach, IM Global, InFilm Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexual References|Mature Thematic Content|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 5, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 13, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $66.4K
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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