15 certificateSherryBaby is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

SherryBaby is a 3 star programme

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SherryBaby (2006)

Directed by
Laurie Collyer

In this powerful, unflinching drama, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Sherry Swanson, who has just finished three years inside on drugs charges. Determined to go straight and stay clean for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter Alexis (Ryan Simpkins), she has to cope with a halfway house that isn't much better than prison and an uncaring parole officer. But what makes it hardest is the close relationship Alexis has built up with her brother Bobby (Brad William Henke) and his wife Lynette (Bridget Barkan) who have been caring for Alexis while Sherry was inside.

Laurie Collyer wrote and directed the film. Her debut feature, it was Sundance-nominated. While it may not have the most original of plots, what is does have is a stand-out performance from Gyllenhaal which saw her Golden Globe-nominated. As Sherry's background is revealed, so her character becomes more complex, Gyllenhaal's performance is, as one critic wrote, "so visceral that it compels attention... from the first frame in Sherrybaby, Maggie Gyllenhaal is Sherry and the illusion never dissipates".

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 110 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Maggie GyllenhaalMaggie Gyllenhaal...Sherry Swanson
Michelle Hurst...Dorothy Washington
Sandra Rodríguez...Desi
Anna Simpson...Sabrina
Image for Giancarlo EspositoGiancarlo 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
Image for Danny TrejoDanny Trejo...Dean Walker
Sam Bottoms...Bob Swanson Sr.
Kate Burton...Marcia Swanson
Michael Dillon...Child at Birthday Party
Helen Coxe...Rest Stop Mother
Jayden Vargas...Rest Stop Child