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Sherrybaby (2006)

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

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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.

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Drama

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

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9 February 2007 (Sweden)  »

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Shall Not Want  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

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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 »

Quotes

[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 American Idol (2002) See more »

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Little Birdie Song
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Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
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With SHERRY BABY Maggie Gyllenhaal "knocks the ball out of the park!" in a Bravo performance
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of America's finest actors and in SHERRY BABY she pulls out a performance that is gut wrenching, painful to watch, but is a character we are rooting for throughout the film. In the last frame you feel her heartache and the compelling need to want her to have a life that is better than the one she has led.

SHERRY BABY reminds me of Ryan Gosling's HALF NELSON in the struggle to overcome drugs and make something out of your life. Too bad that Sherry has to follow such a dark, long road before she can come into her own and move beyond her painful past. The one scene in the film with the father at the birthday party will stay with me forever, as now you can fully understand her anguish and pain.

Maggie Gyllenhaal should be remembered at Award Season as her Sherry is a character that stays with you for a long time, and is someone that makes you want to like, respect and help her secure a new life. Bravo, Sherry, for your bravery, and for having such a skilled actress as Maggie Gyllenhaal portray your life.


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