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Strange Relations (2001)

My Beautiful Son (original title)
Jerry Lipman (Paul Reiser) is a successful New York City psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that he was adopted from a young Catholic girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Seed

Writer:

Tim Kazurinsky
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reiser ... Jerry Lipman
Amber Sealey ... Ellen (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Lachele Carl ... Sharna
George Wendt ... Howard
Catherine Porter ... Party Girl
Todd Boyce ... Oncologist
Olympia Dukakis ... Esther Lipman
Nicola Barnfield Nicola Barnfield ... Gwen
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ... Mrs. Brailsford
Julie Walters ... Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ... Maureen
Gregory Fossard Gregory Fossard ... Antony
Rowan Humphries Rowan Humphries ... Emma
Tony Maudsley ... Frank
Suzanne Hitchmough Suzanne Hitchmough ... Mavis
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Storyline

Jerry Lipman (Paul Reiser) is a successful New York City psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that he was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila (Dame Julie Walters) in Liverpool, England. Jerry's desperation for a bone marrow transplant leads him to working-class Liverpool to find his mother and see if he has any siblings. Along the way, he finds out more about himself than he knew. Written by beingbettedavis

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content
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Quotes

Maureen: Course he loves you, you're his mother
Sheila Fitzpatrick: No, Esther's his mother
Jerry Lipman: No hold on. Esther... Esther is my mother but, you're me Mum
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The best movie
27 August 2005 | by ksutton78See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the best movies I have ever seen and I only saw it by accident. It was on TV in New Zealand and had a poor review so I only intended seeing the first 5 minutes... thank goodness I didn't switch off. Maybe you have to know Liverpool and scouses well to understand this movie but the acting, storyline, characters and dialogue are fantastic. Fortunately the movie does not dwell on the sadder aspects of the storyline but focuses on the Liverpudlian characters, their attitude to life and scouse humour. Julie Walter's deserves every award possible for her role but it seems has missed out. A great movie - don't miss.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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