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Strange Relations (2001)

My Beautiful Son (original title)
Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in ... See full summary »

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Jerry Lipman
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Ellen (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Lachele Carl ...
Sharna
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Howard
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Oncologist
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Esther Lipman
Nicola Barnfield ...
Gwen
Mary Cunningham ...
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Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins ...
Maureen
Gregory Fossard ...
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Rowan Humphries ...
Emma
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Frank
Suzanne Hitchmough ...
Mavis
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Jerry is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila in Liverpool, England. Jerry's desperation for a bone-marrow transplant leads him to working-class Liverpool to find his mother and see if he has any siblings. Along the way, he finds out more about himself than he knew. Written by beingbettedavis

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content
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Jerry Lipman: Toxteth, mother. Tox-teth. Yeah, sort of a combination of the words "toxic" and "death".
Esther Lipman: So it's a slum?
Jerry Lipman: It aspires to be a slum.
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Brilliant, touching film.
25 January 2004 | by (Cleveland, OH, USA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie, and thought that it was great. I can totally relate to this story because I am adopted, and have found my birth family. They did a wonderful job with this movie, from character development, to just a great cast.

I don't understand how one of the commenters here said that they didn't really like it because it wasn't the kind of movie they wanted to see. I wouldn't watch Mission Impossible 2 and complain because there were no zombies in it.

If you watch this movie, expect to have no expectations. It's like nothing that you've ever seen before ( at least I haven't ). They took the very risky subject of adoption, and made a brilliant movie. I give it 10 out of 10.


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