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

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  31 March 2002 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lipman
Ellen (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Lachele Carl ...
Party Girl
Todd Boyce ...
Esther Lipman
Nicola Barnfield ...
Mary Cunningham ...
Mrs. Brailsford
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins ...
Gregory Fossard ...
Rowan Humphries ...
Suzanne Hitchmough ...


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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Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content





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31 March 2002 (USA)  »

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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 mix of Yank and Scouse!

Iwas born and bred in Liverpool,and now live in the USA,so completely understand the mix of these 2 cultures portrayed in this movie and loved it! Julie Walters is her brilliant self, Amy Robbins(any relation to Kate or Ted Robbins?) is so believable as Maureen and Paul Reiser is 'Lovely'. Landmarks of Liverpool made me feel homesick especially when the Women's Hospital was mentioned 'cos I used to be a Sister on Rankin Ward there. Thank you cast and crew, this is now one of my most favourite Movies. Diane Henderson(Woodbridge).

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