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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 »


During Sherry's second conversation with her brother Bobby on the pay phone at the halfway house, she is holding the phone's receiver in her right hand and her cigarette in her left hand. However, just before she terminates the conversation we cut to a closeup and she is now holding her cigarette in her right hand and her left hand has crossed her body and is holding the receiver to her right ear. See more »


[Sherry has just sat down at the beginning of an AA meeting]
Dean Walker: My name is Dean, I'm an alcoholic and an addict
[Entire group says, "Hi Dean."]
Dean Walker: Genesis Recovery is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. Is their anyone here tonight who feels the need to drink or use?
[Sherry raises her hand as she bites her nails]
Dean Walker: Go ahead little sister. Don't be shy...
Sherry Swanson:
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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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