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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$34,774 (USA) (10 September 2006)

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$199,176 (USA) (26 October 2006)
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Ryan Simpkins lost four teeth on the set. See more »

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When Sherry visits her parole officer at the start of the movie she states that her brother lives at 1334 Ridge Street. At the end of the movie, after Sherry drops Lexie off, the number on the post outside her brother's house clearly reads "1642." See more »

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[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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Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) See more »

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Loneliest Girl in the World
Performed by Cary Brothers with Jason Kanakis
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Raw, painful character study
13 March 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Maggie Gyllenhaal plays recently-paroled addict Sherry Swanson, an East Coast single mom struggling to stay clean and get to know her estranged pre-teen daughter whose been living with Sherry's brother. Gyllenhaal runs the risk of being completely unlikable playing this hard-shelled woman, one with a short fuse and no concept of how to live a straight life (to get her way, she uses her body); however, the role is a dream for a dramatic actress, and Gyllenhaal goes way out on a limb with her characterization. It is a brave, blistering acting turn, with nary a false note, and while the plot elements don't quite bloom and some sequences feel disappointingly aimless, Maggie Gyllenhaal is remarkably consistent, scary, ridiculously tough and straightforward, and so honest that her thoughts come out unedited--she's a human cliffhanger. The movie is really about dealing with your anger and your shame, and it's directed toward a very satisfying finish, but that doesn't make many painful scenes any easier to watch. When some people screw up, they tend to do it in full view of the world; this is Sherry Swanson--and while she's angry and hurt and frustrated, writer-director Laurie Collyer is careful not to alienate us from Sherry's feelings. We share in them--without sentimentality--and the returns are worthy but tough to shake off. **1/2 from ****


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