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Strange Relations (2001)

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

Director:

Paul Seed

Writer:

Tim Kazurinsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reiser ... Jerry Lipman
Amber Sealey ... Ellen (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Lachele Carl 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 is a successful New York psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that Jerry was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila 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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Jerry Lipman: Toxteth, mother. Tox-teth. Yeah, sort of a combination of the words "toxic" and "death".
Esther Lipman: So it's a slum?
Jerry Lipman: It aspires to be a slum.
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great must see
24 November 2001 | by claire51-2See all my reviews

a great film of a an American businessman who finds that he is adopted and needs a bone marrow transplant for his cancer, but he must go to england to find his birth mother, I thought mad about you star Paul Risser was great in the part and Julie Walters as his mother. As an American he had to see what does go on in england but calling a council house a house near a dust bid got me as over here not many can afford, private houses but it made me laugh in places. I liked it when he met his brothers and fell for his brother's wife, so if you want to see this film want a laugh see this one an American businessman seeing where he was born and his birth mother lives in Liverpool and getting use to their ways, and British ways.


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