It's just a very simple documentary that's basically saying transwomen are people too. That's about all it says. Nothing terribly wrong, but nothing particularly groundbreaking either. Granted, I think this would be a nice beginner thing for like a high school health class to show this concept, but other than that, it's not very memorable - though the ladies highlighted are all people I would want to hang with and have conversations with myself.
An improvement over the original film, in my opinion. It took everything just a little further than they did in the original. The upped the camp, added a bunch of nudges and even created a classic TV universe. I think the only thing that didn't live up to the original was the cameos by the original cast. I swear the actress who played Alice made the best cameo in the last film, but this director decided she didn't want to…
Reasons why Letterboxd should take this film more seriously:
- Ron Howard's best film. Can you think of something better? I can't.
- One of three Oscar noms Jim Carrey was robbed of.
- I'm sorry but the script is funny as hell and makes this trainwreck so pleasing.
- Utter madness on the screen.
- ORIGINAL SONG "WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS" SANG BY THE TALENTED FAITH HILL (and co written by the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey)
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was a wild rollercoaster that I was not prepared for whatsoever. Everyone was acting so well and the film was so dismal while attempting to be hopeful while also highlighting the ways we equally lose and hold onto our humanities. My only complaints were that I kinda wish things ended up more nihilistically... which of course I'd want everyone to be safe in the end, but doesn't it make for more of a retching story otherwise? Maybe. It depends on which character. My only other problem was the fact they don't use Viola Davis nearly enough!!