Network Premier: July 8, 2003
DVD Release: July 8, 2003


Roy and Irma are a devoted couple, living in rural Illinois when, at a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body and that he wants a sex change. What comes as a surprise to his wife sends shockwaves throughout their small churchgoing community. Roy must face their friends, his coworkers and his own children with the whole new way of life he has planned – and they must face him. What happens to a town, a factory and a loving marriage when confronted with such a transformation is all about being who you are, being in love, and simply being normal.

Dove Review

Normal is a touching story of a man who struggles with thinking that he is a woman trapped inside a man’s body. It takes you through the wrenching tale of how Roy has to deal with accepting himself for who he is, but dealing with everyone else he comes in contact with accepting him as well. I liked this move quite a bit, and it was touching how their whole family stayed together and worked through everything as a team. Despite the good message of this movie, it could not be approved due to language and sexual content.

Content Description

Sex: There are many instances of implied sex between the married couples, un-wed young adults and an implied affair between Irma and Roy's boss.Language: Numerous instances of lude language and profanitiesViolence: There is mild sparring between Roy and his co-workers and Roy and his sonDrugs: noneNudity: A few shots of young adults laying naked in bed with each other, and a shot of Roy's new breastsOccultism: none


Company: HBO Video
Director: Jane Anderson
Producer: Cary Brokaw
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, Clancy Brown, Hayden Panettiere
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens