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Sherrybaby (2006)

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

Director:

Laurie Collyer

Writer:

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

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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

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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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Trivia

Ryan Simpkins lost four teeth on the set. See more »

Goofs

When Sherry and Alexis are sitting under the bed after dinner, Sherry's "I thought so" does not match her mouth. See more »

Quotes

Sherry Swanson: [to job trainer] I'll suck your dick if you give me the job I want.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Some Kind of Heaven
Written by Jack Livesey
Performed by Dana Fuchs
Courtesy of Duotone Audio Group, Ltd.
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Raw, painful character study
13 March 2007 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays recently-paroled addict Sherry Swanson, an East Coast single mom struggling to stay clean and get to know her estranged pre-teen daughter whose been living with Sherry's brother. Gyllenhaal runs the risk of being completely unlikable playing this hard-shelled woman, one with a short fuse and no concept of how to live a straight life (to get her way, she uses her body); however, the role is a dream for a dramatic actress, and Gyllenhaal goes way out on a limb with her characterization. It is a brave, blistering acting turn, with nary a false note, and while the plot elements don't quite bloom and some sequences feel disappointingly aimless, Maggie Gyllenhaal is remarkably consistent, scary, ridiculously tough and straightforward, and so honest that her thoughts come out unedited--she's a human cliffhanger. The movie is really about dealing with your anger and your shame, and it's directed toward a very satisfying finish, but that doesn't make many painful scenes any easier to watch. When some people screw up, they tend to do it in full view of the world; this is Sherry Swanson--and while she's angry and hurt and frustrated, writer-director Laurie Collyer is careful not to alienate us from Sherry's feelings. We share in them--without sentimentality--and the returns are worthy but tough to shake off. **1/2 from ****


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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