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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 January 2006 (USA)
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When her daughter Sara (Davalos) unexpectedly passes away, Natalie (Keaton) retreats to the summer home where she and Sara used to visit. Time with her best friends and some of Sara's friends help her deal with her loss.

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Natalie Swerdlow
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Adam
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Sara
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Maddy
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Peter
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Shawn
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Mel
Marnie Crossen ...
Mrs. Moyles
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Bearded Lady
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Harvey
Liam Lynch ...
Sara's Lover
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Gay Bar Patron (as RC Jones)
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Gay Bar Friend
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Michael Hagiwara ...
Sushi Chef
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After Sara Swerdlow's death in a nightly car accident, her excessively self-righteous mother Natalie shamelessly invites herself to move into her room at the remote summer house where her friends are on holiday as often before. Gay playwright Adam fails to evict her because of happily married Peter's cavalier hospitality. Soon everyone suffers facing Sara's, and their own past and present, as Nathalie only thought she really knew her 'all-confiding' daughter, which shifts several reports. Written by KGF Vissers

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The hardest part is letting go.

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The baby's hair length changes as Keaton's character cuddles it in the kitchen, 2/3 of the way through the movie. See more »

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Cliché city
1 January 2006 | by (Louisville, Kentucky) – See all my reviews

A good, not great, Diane Keaton performance is pretty much the only reason to see this clichéd movie-of-the-week and the only reason it gets my rating. Would it be possible to have a TV film where zero gay characters dress in drag or are screaming queens? Would it be possible that no more characters hear something scandalous over a baby monitor? Can we get a movie with people most of us can relate to, instead of the usual East Coast elite (hey, I'm liberal, but c'mon - it's been done as recently as Keaton's own "Something's Gotta Give"!) Keaton is, as usual, worth sitting through this, but I just felt like I'd seen it all before.


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