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Sherrybaby (2006)

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Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

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Laurie Collyer

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Laurie Collyer
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Sherry Swanson
Michelle Hurst ... Dorothy Washington
Sandra Rodríguez Sandra Rodríguez ... Desi
Anna Simpson ... Sabrina
Giancarlo Esposito ... Parole Officer Hernandez
Caroline Clay ... Parole Officer Murphy
Rio Hackford ... Andy Kelly
Brad William Henke ... Bobby Swanson
Bridget Barkan ... Lynette Swanson
Ryan Simpkins ... Alexis Parks
Stephen Peabody ... Mr. Monroe
Danny Trejo ... Dean Walker
Sam Bottoms ... Bob Swanson Sr.
Kate Burton ... Marcia Swanson
Michael Dillon Michael Dillon ... Child at Birthday Party
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Storyline

Sherry Swanson returns home to New Jersey after serving a three year prison sentence. Eager to reestablish a relationship with her young daughter, Sherry soon discovers that coming back to the world she left behind is far more difficult than she had planned. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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No one makes it alone.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Shall Not Want See more »

Filming Locations:

Mountainside, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,774, 10 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$199,176, 26 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$622,806, 28 October 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Simpkins lost four teeth on the set. See more »

Goofs

When Sherry visits her parole officer at the start of the movie she states that her brother lives at 1334 Ridge Street. At the end of the movie, after Sherry drops Lexie off, the number on the post outside her brother's house clearly reads "1642." See more »

Quotes

[Sherry has just sat down at the beginning of an AA meeting]
Dean Walker: My name is Dean, I'm an alcoholic and an addict
[Entire group says, "Hi Dean."]
Dean Walker: Genesis Recovery is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. Is their anyone here tonight who feels the need to drink or use?
[Sherry raises her hand as she bites her nails]
Dean Walker: Go ahead little sister. Don't be shy...
Sherry Swanson:
[...]
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Connections

References American Idol (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Birdie Song
Traditional
Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
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Brave Performance
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

SherryBaby (2006)

*** (out of 4)

A woman (Maggie Gyllenhaal) returns home after three years in prison in hopes of starting up a relationship with her young daughter but things aren't as easy as she thought they'd be. Due to my flu my brain is a little cloudy at the moment so I can't remember how many times we've seen a film dealing with someone getting out of prison and trying to make good. I do know we've seen it countless times since the silent era and in most cases the stories aren't anything original and instead we're just treated to an actor's showcase and that's pretty much what this film is. The film is a notch above something you'd see on Lifetime but all the credit has to go to Gyllenhaal and director Laurie Collyer. Collyer's direction is nice and suttle with her screenplay that's not too original but what's there is brought to life by the very good performance from Gyllenhaal. I like the fact that the screenplay allows Gyllenhaal's character to be very weak throughout so that we get to feel as if we're seeing a real character and not some made up fantasy flick. Again, there's nothing new here but the screenplay, direction and acting makes it worth sitting through.


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