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Sherrybaby (2006)

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



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



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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Shall Not Want  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,774 (USA) (8 September 2006)


$198,407 (USA) (20 October 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Sherry first checks in with her P.O., she signs the receipt for her property's return with her real name Maggie Gyllenhaal and not "Sherry Swanson". See more »


[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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References Dora the Explorer (2000) See more »


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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Great Performance
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance and thought Maggies' performance was WOW. There is so much junk that makes it to the big screen, I am surprised this movie did not get widescreen release. Obviously the "suits" think movies that make you think won't appeal to mainstream audiences. While at Sundance watching this film, I was sitting near two woman that were adult probation officers and they stated that the movie was very realistic and thought the Director did a great job of capturing what woman go thru after they are released from prison. They also said that most woman in jail have been sexually or physically abused at sometime in their life. Great job and kudos to all those that worked on this movie!

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