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3 Generations (2015)

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After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

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Gaby Dellal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Ray
Linda Emond ... Frances
Susan Sarandon ... Dolly
Naomi Watts ... Maggie
Andrew Polk ... Dr. Brillstein
Marcos A. Gonzalez ... John the Doorman
Antonio Ortiz ... Taylor
Tessa Albertson ... Spoon
Marquis Rodriguez ... Jesse
Gameela Wright ... DSS Worker
Jordan Carlos ... Jake
Elle Winter ... Lola Johnson
Lucca De Oliveira ... Boy in Alley
Francesca Keller Francesca Keller ... Girl in Alley
Jinn S. Kim ... Man on Fire Escape
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Storyline

Family living under one roof in New York must deal with a life-changing transformation by one that ultimately affects them all. Ray is a teenager who has come to the realization that he isn't meant to be a girl and has decided to transition from female to male. His single mother, Maggie, must track down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent to allow Ray's transition. Dolly, 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. Written by The Weinstein Company

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A family in transition See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, some sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 2016 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

About Ray See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,215, 7 May 2017

Gross USA:

$155,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$531,046
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Brook's score, featured in the version premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, was replaced by West Dylan Thordson for the re-edited version. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Maggie: [Ray is shooting on his phone] Sweetheart, will you please put that down.
Ray: I'm proud of you.
Maggie: [inaudible] I'm proud of you.
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Connections

References The McCarthys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Roof
Written by Stephen Warbeck
Performed by Elle Fanning
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not deep or moving not really about transition
17 April 2017 | by jamiegarcia-56039See all my reviews

About Ray (3 Generations) had the potential to be something great. Im a trans teen myself and I have been waiting for this movie for a long time. unfortunately it missed the opportunity to address the struggles trans teens face. instead focusing on more traditional family drama and ray happened to be trans.... the writers missed a huge opportunity


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