Friday, June 2, 2017

3 GENERATIONS – Starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon – Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 13

The inspirational and witty film about one teen’s courageous journey through gender reassignment, 3 Generations arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD June 13 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, and Tate Donovan. From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, this genuine and heartfelt portrait of the contemporary family will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
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.

My Thoughts 

3 Generations is an excellent film about a non-traditional family. Maggie is a single mother who is living with her lesbian mother and teenage son. Her son is transgender, and the family is trying to work through  the transformation together. Maggie is willing to let Ray start transitioning, but first they need to find his biological father. There are some bumps along the the road, but ultimately, the family bands together and each one learns a few things about themselves along the way.
This is a really touching and heartwarming film. It gives viewers a real look into the lives of a family coming together to support a loved one with gender reassignment. Though I don't live in the same house as them, I have a family member undergoing a similar change, so I can relate to the struggles that Ray goes through. I only wish that all transgender men and women had the support system that Ray has. I also loved the general theme of a non-traditional family and how they make it work. This is a wonderful film and one that all families should sit down and watch together. It may help parents and children learn to be more accepting of one another.