Gun Hill Road

August 5th, 2011







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Gun Hill RoadStill of Esai Morales in Gun Hill RoadStill of Esai Morales in Gun Hill Road

Plot
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.1/10 (286 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green

Stars: Esai Morales, Judy Reyes, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Storyline
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three year in prison to discover his wife estranged and his teenage son exploring a sexual transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Cast:
Esai Morales - Enrique
Judy Reyes - Angela
Isiah Whitlock Jr. - Thompson
Harmony Santana - Michael / Vanessa
Miriam Colon - Gloria
Vincent Laresca - Hector
Franky G - Tico
Robin de Jesus - Fernando
Robert Prescott - Mr. Donovan
Jeff Lima - Boy 1
Alex Kruz - Prison Inmate
Vanessa Aspillaga - Karina
Felix Solis - Pete
Tyrone Brown - Chris
Gleendilys Inoa - Samantha

Taglines: You can't escape who you are



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 5 August 2011

Gross: $148,994 (USA) (23 October 2011)



User Review

Beautiful powerful film

Rating: 10/10

This is a lovely, thoughtful, honest portrait of trans youth. Showcases an amazing breakout performance by the incredibly talented transgendered actress Harmony Santana. The film follows her journey as she dates her first boy, hangs out with friends in the Bronx, and learns how to cope with the disapproval of her extremely macho father (Esai Morales). Esai delivers one of the most powerful performances of his career as the wounded, angry father, who was recently released from prison, and is now struggling to reconcile his notions of gender with his love for his child. Beautifully shot. Well written. Sensitively directed. Never veers towards melodrama or clichés. And the supporting cast is equally strong. Highly recommended.









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