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11/19/07

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I'm not a huge fan of plainly dramatic films, unless they're really well done, I can't get into them. I'd heard good things about Sherrybaby, specifically Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance, so I thought my wife and I would give it a chance.

The film is about Sherry getting released on parole for stealing to provide her heroin addiction. She's lost, really doesn't have a clue about how to get back to a normal life. The only thing that even attracts her towards it, is her young daughter, which she wants to be with more than anything in the world. Her brother and his wife have basically adopted the girl, and it's tough for Sherry to gain any trust in them, so she can become a part of their life again.

has maybe his best performance as Sherry's new boyfriend, the first person to trust her and somebody she can lean on when things get tough. First time feature writer/director Laurie Maggie's performance is pretty incredible, she completely embodies this young woman on the edge, she's believable every step of the way. The rest of the actors hold up pretty well against her, the entire film feels pretty true to life. Danny Trejo has maybe his best performance as Sherry's new boyfriend, he's the first person to trust her and somebody for her to lean on when things get rough. First time writer/director Laurie Collyer shows some promise.

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