MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,564 this week

Surrender, Dorothy (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 January 2006 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 609 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 6 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street

Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Debut's Today!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2398 titles
created 28 Jun 2011
 
Fav
a list of 19 titles
created 16 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 24 Jun 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Surrender, Dorothy (TV Movie 2006)

Surrender, Dorothy (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Surrender, Dorothy.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Craig
Stars: Shawn Christian, Chris Pine, Bre Blair
Crossed Over (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Based on the book Crossed Over: A Murder/A Memoir by Beverly Lowry, Crossed Over tells the true story of a woman, Beverly Lowry, who after the tragic hit-and-run death of her teenage son, ... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Diane Keaton, Maury Chaykin, Nick Roth
Smother (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After being fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife about having a baby, while having to deal with his suffocating mother, who has decided to move in with the couple.

Director: Vince Di Meglio
Stars: Dax Shepard, Liv Tyler, Diane Keaton
Plan B I (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman.

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Stars: Frank Pellegrino, Paul Sorvino, Anthony DeSando
Blind Dating (2006)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A blind young man (Pine) thinks he finds love with an Indian woman (Jay), though their relationship is fraught with cultural differences.

Director: James Keach
Stars: Chris Pine, Anjali Jay, Eddie Kaye Thomas
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane
Bottle Shock (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Three life-long friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups in this self-indulgent comedy.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Diane Keaton, Carol Kane, Kathryn Grody
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Molly O'Brien
Stars: Diane Keaton
Why Germany? (2004)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

'Why Germany?' explores the breakdown of a friendship between two women. Carried out across multiple times and places, the film weaves a complex and often surreal portrait of a widening ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriel Peters-Lazaro
Stars: Rafael Agustin, Maya Grobel, Chris Pine
On Thin Ice (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Based on a true story. Patsy McCartle is a widow with two sons trying to gather all the money she has to pay for her car, bills, and her son's medication, all of which she can barely afford... See full summary »

Director: David Attwood
Stars: Diane Keaton, Frank Adamson, Lisa Best
Sister Mary Explains It All (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bigoted, fanatical nun comes face to face with the lives she ruined through her teachings when a quartet of her traumatized former students return to perform at her Christmas Eve church lecture.

Director: Marshall Brickman
Stars: Diane Keaton, Brian Benben, Wallace Langham
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Natalie Swerdlow
...
Adam
...
Sara
...
Maddy
...
Peter
...
Shawn
...
Mel
Marnie Crossen ...
Mrs. Moyles
...
Bearded Lady
...
Harvey
Liam Lynch ...
Sara's Lover
...
Gay Bar Patron (as RC Jones)
...
Gay Bar Friend
...
Neighbor
Michael Hagiwara ...
Sushi Chef
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The hardest part is letting go.

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aika luopua  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) |

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
thought provoking film
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed watching this film. I taped it while watching so that i could review it later. I actually enjoyed the second viewing more since i was able to absorb more of the clever dialog between Natalie and Adam, the 2 main characters. I thought the way this story evolved was very thought provoking. I got very intrigued with how Natalie was going to interact with her daughter's friends , at first it seemed that she was going to spew a lot of animosity but once she started interacting more pleasantly i had to see how this visit was going to unfold. i wasn't disappointed . Gradually the secrets that Sara kept from her mother started to reveal a daughter who was not so perfect, a flawed human being like most of us who wanted her freedom from a domineering mother who thought she knew her daughter but unfortunately had to learn in a very painful manner that sometimes to really love someone you have to give them their freedom. The viewers who stuck with this film to the end saw a very touching performance from Diane Keaton (who is always wonderful, even in some of her less well received films-think Town and Country). The closing scene of Diane Keaton driving home was well worth waiting for, revealing that anyone who loves another human being has got to learn that we have to live our own lives, we love others but don't own them and ultimately we have to let go. It's a hard lesson but well worth contemplating now and then.Thank you CBS for this broadcast,it was worth the long wait.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When and where is this on? harposboy
Where Was Sara's Father? Cyrn
Song matthew_bob4
Surrender Dorothy ladyd7007
did anyone notice this quote? apologist8
Last 10 minutes Vaughnk
Discuss Surrender, Dorothy (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?