Monday, May 17, 2010

Sherrybaby (2006)

A woman returns from jail and tries to reunite with her young daughter.  No Hollywood happy endings or cheesy lessons from this one.  It's an all-too-true portrait of Sherry, an idealized addict who is clueless as a bag of hammers as to her own behavior.  Maggie Gyllenhaal is absolutely outstanding.  She is cut and dried as a troubled addict, yet elicits compassion as well.  Brad William Henke and Bridget Barkan are well balanced as her her brother and sister in-law, who have been caring for Sherry's child and have their doubts as Sherry desperately comes back into their lives.  Very well told by writer/director Laurie Collyer.  If you werent  a fan of Maggie Gyllenhaal, you will be after this one.  A real treat is Danny Trejo's appearance playing a pretty nice guy.  Gritty, true and good.

Quickie Synopsis
Her Baby

1 comment:

Matt D. said...


Heh ... kidding.

You know, I hear a lot about Maggie Gyllenhall getting naked in movies, but have yet to see anything with her in the buff. Guess I'm just choosing the wrong ones.

On a more serious note, I started watching this once on Netflix but got distracted.

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