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Strange Relations (2001)
"My Beautiful Son" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy  -  31 March 2002 (USA)
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Dr. Jerry Lipman
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Ellen (Patient)
Lachele Carl ...
Sharna
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Howard
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Party Girl
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Oncologist
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Esther Lipman
Nicola Barnfield ...
Gwen
Mary Cunningham ...
Mrs. Brailsford
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Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins ...
Maureen
Gregory Fossard ...
Antony
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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marvellous, very moving film
6 February 2002 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This film was very moving and emotional and had me glued to the television set. Julie Walters character was really funny and, although the language was bad, she manages to get away with it. Paul Reiser is a marvellous actor and is very good in this film , he manages to mix his 'posh' lifestyle with his birth mothers lifestyle very well. I also loved the scene where Frank has left his wife and they are all sitting down to a meal and the wife bursts in. In all, it was great!

We all talked about this film in work for days afterwards and I hope it gets released on video soon as it deserves it


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