Newly released from prison, recovering addict Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal) struggles to normalize her life so she can be a good person and a trustworthy mother to her young daughter, Lexie (Ryan Simpkins).
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- Laurie Collyer
- 2007 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
RStrong sexuality, nudity, language and drug content
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film depicts drug addiction and one woman's struggle to stay clean. Sherry drinks beer and liquor and uses heroin after having been clean for years. The drug use is not shown as glamorous. Sherry, a former stripper, is also half-naked much of the time and is shown having sex with two different men. She's also the victim of childhood sexual abuse, which may be especially upsetting for people who've experienced the same thing. Sherry attempts to kidnap her daughter.
- Sexual Content
- Sherry has sex with two different guys and is often partially naked. Her bare breasts are often visible. She talks about having a shaved pubic region and encourages one of the men to perform oral sex on her. She performs oral sex to get the job she wants. Her father gropes her breasts. She talks about having been a stripper when she was 16.
- It's implied that her father sexually molested her. Sherry and another girl at Genesis House scream at each other and fight. As Sherry's walking across the street, you can hear a gunshot.
- Considerable cursing, including "motherf---er," "f--k," "bitch," "s--t," "damn," "bulls--t," "c--t," and "badass."
- Social Behavior
- Sherry uses her sexuality to get what she needs. She also struggles to stay clean and sober.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Sherry chain smokes. Sherry and her sister-in-law smoke together. Sherry drinks beer and liquor and uses heroin. Sherry and her brother talk about a friend who died of a drug overdose.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it