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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.

Genres:

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

In a 2018 interview with Danny Trejo on her National Public Radio program "Fresh Air," Terry Gross asked Trejo, "What's the role in which you are most cast against type? Because your type is always kind of like tough and menacing, like the most powerful person. So have you played [a vulnerable character]?" Trejo's response was, "I did a role [in a movie] called Sherrybaby where I was like a nice guy, with Maggie Gyllenhaal..... I was - yeah. It was kind of a real - she was like abused and abused and got out of prison. It kind of showed what happens when a woman gets out of prison and how she's used and abused. And I was like her buddy or her good friend or whatever. You know what I mean? And she was wonderful, great actress. But we went all over the world. People love that movie." See more »

Goofs

When Sherry first checks in with her P.O., she signs the receipt for her property's return with her real name Maggie Gyllenhaal and not "Sherry Swanson". See more »

Quotes

[Dean is waking Sherry up after having cleaned her up the night before and put her on the couch to sleep it off]
Sherry Swanson: I want my baby back, Dean. I WANT Alexis!
Dean Walker: You know, if you stop talking so much about what you want... stop being so selfish... maybe what you want will come to you on its own.
Sherry Swanson: I'm just mad, cause I suck.
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Connections

References The Wiggles (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Eternal Flame
Written by Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly and Susanna Hoffs (as Susanna Lee Hoffs)
Performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal
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Great Performance
8 October 2006 | by AlbionwSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance and thought Maggies' performance was WOW. There is so much junk that makes it to the big screen, I am surprised this movie did not get widescreen release. Obviously the "suits" think movies that make you think won't appeal to mainstream audiences. While at Sundance watching this film, I was sitting near two woman that were adult probation officers and they stated that the movie was very realistic and thought the Director did a great job of capturing what woman go thru after they are released from prison. They also said that most woman in jail have been sexually or physically abused at sometime in their life. Great job and kudos to all those that worked on this movie!


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