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Release Date: 2006

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal) returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law (Bridget Barkan), doubt Sherry's ability to be a good mother, and Sherry finds her resolve to stay clean slowly weakening.

Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Danny Trejo, Giancarlo Esposito, Ryan Simpkins, Bridget Barkan, Sam Bottoms

Director: Laurie Collyer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Big Beach

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Danny Trejo plays Sherry's sometime lover and friend, and he's a big asset to a small, sharp film that won't be for everyone. That's a compliment. show more

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece. show more

  • Buoyed by Gyllenhaal's hauntingly complex portrait of the vivacious but addictive Sherry, the film is no mere by-the-numbers chronology of addiction. Gyllenhaal's sympathetic and charismatic performance binds us to the horror of Sherry's personal demons. show more

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