April 19, 2010

Sherrybaby (Laurie Collyer, 2006)

WHAT IT IS: An ex-drug addict, recently released from jail, hopes to rebuild her life by reconnecting with her daughter.

HOW IT IS: Maggie Gyllenhall delivers an unforgettable performance as the ex-convict who fights against the odds. She is raw, mistreated by family and disillusioned case workers alike but hopeful that her life will turn around. Held together almost entirely by the strength of Gyllenhall's performance, Sherrybaby is one of the best independent movies of the decade.

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INFO: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423169/