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Sherrybaby (2006)

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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

[Dean is waking Sherry up after having cleaned her up the night before and put her on the couch to sleep it off]
Sherry Swanson: I want my baby back, Dean. I WANT Alexis!
Dean Walker: You know, if you stop talking so much about what you want... stop being so selfish... maybe what you want will come to you on its own.
Sherry Swanson: I'm just mad, cause I suck.
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Features Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

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Eternal Flame
Written by Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Susanna Hoffs (as Susanna Lee Hoffs)
Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
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More than the typical prodigal son story with a flawed hero, it's more than what it appears on the surface and that's the strength of the story.
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie featured a great screen play and was a strong vehicle for each of actors to develop their characters. The story may not be entirely original but I think that's a strength because it's the telling of the story through each of the characters that makes it an achievement. Seldom does a film have such strong protagonists and antagonists and allow viewers to really empathize with each.

I enjoyed seeing the raw tension between the characters who could relate to personally, as my family participated in the Foster Care system for many years growing up. I think some may want to see more of a definitive ending but for me, it's more about the journey and the struggles therein.

I would recommend this movie for those who want to see a seemingly familiar story told in a unique way.


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