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SherrybabyShame on Screen Media Films for releasing the difficult drama Sherrybaby sans extras. Maggie Gyllenhaal is mighty good as the titular ex...SherrybabyDramaPT96MShame on Screen Media Films for releasing the difficult drama Sherrybaby sans extras. Maggie Gyllenhaal is mighty good as the titular ex...2007-01-26Sam BottomsGiancarlo EspositoRyan SimpkinsSam Bottoms, Giancarlo Esposito, Ryan Simpkins
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Sherrybaby

Genre: Drama; Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Sam Bottoms, Giancarlo Esposito, Ryan Simpkins; Director: Laurie Collyer; Author: Laurie Collyer; Release Date Limited: 09/08/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 96

Shame on Screen Media Films for releasing the difficult drama Sherrybaby sans extras. Maggie Gyllenhaal is mighty good as the titular ex-con trying to reconnect with her young daughter. Sherry is at once sympathetic and utterly maddening — needing the world to bend to her, collapsing in selfish despair when it won’t — but never rote. Rarely are characters like open wounds you want to bandage and rub salt in. So where is writer-director Laurie Collyer’s commentary discussing Sherry’s creation? Or the making-of with Gyllenhaal walking us through this career high? C