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Sherrybaby (2006)

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Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

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Laurie Collyer

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Laurie Collyer
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Sherry Swanson
Michelle Hurst ... Dorothy Washington
Sandra Rodríguez Sandra Rodríguez ... Desi
Anna Simpson ... Sabrina
Giancarlo Esposito ... Parole Officer Hernandez
Caroline Clay Caroline Clay ... Parole Officer Murphy
Rio Hackford ... Andy Kelly
Brad William Henke ... Bobby Swanson
Bridget Barkan ... Lynette Swanson
Ryan Simpkins ... Alexis Parks
Stephen Peabody ... Mr. Monroe
Danny Trejo ... Dean Walker
Sam Bottoms ... Bob Swanson Sr.
Kate Burton ... Marcia Swanson
Michael Dillon Michael Dillon ... Child at Birthday Party
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Storyline

Sherry Swanson returns home to New Jersey after serving a three year prison sentence. Eager to reestablish a relationship with her young daughter, Sherry soon discovers that coming back to the world she left behind is far more difficult than she had planned. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No one makes it alone.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Shall Not Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Mountainside, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,774, 10 September 2006

Gross USA:

$199,176

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$622,806
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a 2018 interview with Danny Trejo on her National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," Terry Gross asked Trejo, "What's the role in which you are most cast against type? Because your type is always kind of like tough and menacing, like the most powerful person. So have you played [a vulnerable character]?" Trejo's response was, "I did a role [in a movie] called Sherrybaby where I was like a nice guy, with Maggie Gyllenhaal..... I was - yeah. It was kind of a real - she was like abused and abused and got out of prison. It kind of showed what happens when a woman gets out of prison and how she's used and abused. And I was like her buddy or her good friend or whatever. You know what I mean? And she was wonderful, great actress. But we went all over the world. People love that movie." See more »

Goofs

During Sherry's second conversation with her brother Bobby on the pay phone at the halfway house, she is holding the phone's receiver in her right hand and her cigarette in her left hand. However, just before she terminates the conversation we cut to a closeup and she is now holding her cigarette in her right hand and her left hand has crossed her body and is holding the receiver to her right ear. See more »

Quotes

[after the Genesis meeting has ended, the moderator is trying to console Sherry by sharing how his own experiences and life is similar when Dean interrupts]
Dean Walker: She's not hearing you, friend. She's got too much on her mind.
[to Sherry]
Dean Walker: You need a ride home?
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Connections

References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

When I Find My Life
Written by Marianne Faithfull and Barry Reynolds
Performed by Dana Fuchs
Courtesy of Duotone Audio Group, Ltd.
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By Far One of the Most Unsettling Pics I've Seen But Anchored by an Outstanding Lead Performance by Gyllenhaal
21 November 2007 | by MichaelMargetisSee all my reviews

There is one reason and one reason alone to see 'Sherrybaby', and that is for Maggie Gyllenhaal tour-de-force performance. Gyllenhaal gives her best performance to date as Sherry, a heroin addict/thief on parole who struggles to stay clean and re-kindle a relationship with her estranged five-year-old daughter. Everything else in the movie is mediocre at best. The other actors are good, but none of them have roles with enough substance for special merits. 'Sherrybaby' is not an easy movie to watch, it's painfully realistic and I felt incredibly embarrassed by Gyllenhaal's Sherry through-out the entire film. It's also somewhat predictable. Long story short, 'Sherrybaby' would be nothing without Gyllenhaal's groundbreaking and tear-jerking performance. Grade: B


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