Don't forget to cheer Monty on in
the 2006 Blogathon on the 29th
With Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers in the main roles, there
are other players who fill their roles admirably, but it’s the two main characters
that make this movie.
It tells the story of Stan, in the throes of becoming Bree, who finds that he is
the father of a 17 year old son, the product of his only male sexual experience
Now if you are a fan of Felicity Huffman you will be sold already, if on the
other hand, like me, you have never cared for this “Desperate Housewife”,
you are in for a most pleasant surprise, Huffman gives one of the best
performances in a funny yet difficult role that I can ever recall seeing in
She is helped in this by the performance of Zegers as the son he/she
knew nothing about, his role is often to be as unlikable as possible, but
he is the perfect foil to Huffman’s brilliant Bree.
Their adventures as they drive across
cast members is a hilarious yet at times poignant trip that unfolds before
you and makes a great movie experience.
There have been a few examples of men playing women, Tootsie with
Dustin Hofman, Mrs. Doubtfire with Robin Williams, Tony Curtis and Jack
Lemmon, with the incomparable Marilyn Monroe in Some Like It Hot, the
only other woman playing man movie that comes to mind is Yentl with
Barbara Streisand, there may be others???
Got off track a bit there, do yourselves a favor and see Transamerica.
One for the Kiwi's.
One for the Kiwi's.
It will be best for people who are not familiar with the Kiwi accent to
remember that a Kiwi doesn’t order Fish and Chips he orders
Fush und Chups.
Perhaps another little know fact is that during WW2 a shipment of boot polish
made by Kiwi, ( a well known Australian manufacturer) somehow fell into the
Americans hands, a little bewildered by this the quartermaster reported to
the CO that they had 1000 tins of some strange black substance marked as
K1 W1 with a picture of a squat assed duck on each tin. ( A Kiwi is a small
flightless bird found only in
started this… but I’ve gone this far….
On with the story:
Wiremu, a New Zealander, was in
World Cup and was not feeling well, so he decided to see a doctor.
"Hey doc, I dun't feel so good, ey" said Wiremu.
The doctor gave him a thorough examination and informed Wiremu
that he had long existing and advanced prostate problems and that the
only cure was testicular removal.
"No way doc" replied Wiremu "I'm gitting a sicond opinion ey!"
The second Aussie doctor gave Wiremu the same diagnosis and also
advised him that testicular removal was the only cure.
Not surprisingly, Wiremu refused the treatment.
Wiremu was devastated, but with the Rugby World Cup just around the
corner he found an expat Kiwi doctor and decided to get one last opinion
from someone he could trust.
The Kiwi doctor examined him and said: "Wiremu Cuzzy Bro, you huv
prostate suckness ey"
"What's the cure thin doc?" asked Wiremu hoping for a different answer.
"Wull, Wiremu", said the Kiwi doctor "Wi're gonna huv to cut off your
"Phew, thunk god for thut!" said Wiremu, "those Aussie bastards wanted to
take my test tickets off me!"