As Roy (Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom) and Irma (Jessica Lange, Cape Fear, Tootsie) celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy passes out. While meeting with their pastor, Roy reveals that he's a woman trapped in a man's body, and he wants to get a sex change--setting in motion a complex and emotionally fraught conflict between husband and wife, individual and community, and parent and child. Normal explores Roy's gender dysphoria with empathy, but also has an eye for the social and familial absurdities that come up. The humor, far from trivializing the issue, steers it away from cloying sentiment or politically correct sanctimony. The movie captures the confusion of Roy's friends and coworkers with realism and without judgment, and the stressful changes of Roy and Irma's relationship aren't sugarcoated or made into a moral lesson. Both Lange and Wilkinson are superb, as are the skillful script and direction. --Bret Fetzer
I found that this movie really sugar coats the transgender transition. The movie is entertaining, however the only character who's feelings about the process come across, are... Read morePublished 15 months ago by cindy
ce film est vraiment interessant car c'est un sujet tres delicat meme de nos jours. Je trouve les personnes attachantes, ce genre de film est tres rare sur nos ecran, et c'est tres... Read morePublished on Dec 3 2010 by J. Bernier
Fabulous movie - 100% recommended.
Jessica Lange & Tom Wilkinson tell the story with beauty, love & compassion - a must see!
Excellent performance with Jessica Lange & Tom Wilkinson. The rest of the cast was also very good and well directed by Jane Anderson. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2004 by Sophie
Roy (Tom Wilkinson) and Irma (Jessica Lange) are a normal farm family with an estranged son and a teenage daughter. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Martin A Hogan
"Normal" is a film where the performances by Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Lange are so much better than the script. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Lawrance Bernabo
Well, it had one of the best opening credits scenes I've ever seen- great stuff. Its a movie about this couple who have been happily married for 25 years and are still devoted and... Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Amazon Customer
The HBO film Normal is definetly good. The film really does open your eyes to some interesting points. Read morePublished on April 20 2004