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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 January 2006
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Roy Werner ...
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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Neighbor
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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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References Interiors (1978) See more »

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Worst Movie Ever!
1 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

As I sat subjected to this televised mediocrity, I wondered why? Why did Dianne Keaton agree to this trash? The movie uses meaningless, contrived plot lines to deliver trash to homes of thousands. The movie takes a political agenda to a new level. The movie was meaningless, and all creditability was lost to the excessive use of stereotype.

It was obvious that Keaton tried to make this movie worthwhile, but in the end she needs to remember the age old adage that you cannot polish a turd. I hope that you did not waste your New Year's Day watching another mindless made for TV movie. I now know why the networks started airing series on Sunday night, to rid us of trash!


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