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Surrender, Dorothy (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 January 2006
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.

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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
... Sushi Chef
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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

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The hardest part is letting go.

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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 »

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Shockingly BAD!
2 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I could not believe how awful this film was; I rarely watch commercial TV, but thought "Well, Diane Keaton is always worth watching". I stand corrected. Everyone involved should be hanging their heads in shame.

I realize there are not a lot of great roles for women of a certain age, but the script to this was so inept, clichéd and baffling that I am surprised it ever got into development or that Ms. Keaton thought she could make a silk purse out of this sow's ear. None of the characters had a shred of believability and were so incredibly unlikeable. The acting looked like exercises in a BEGINNING class - I stared in open-mouthed horror through most of this wondering "What were they thinking?". Very, very sad that it has come to this. Don't waste your time.


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