A daring, sensational performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal centres this sad study of a promiscuous, drug and nicotine addicted single mother. Just released from prison this pathetic creature does all the wrong things in an attempt to rehabilitate and win back her young daughter from the care of her brother and his domineering wife. Danny Trujo shines in a sympathetic support role but this movie is Maggie's and she's brilliant. You're never sure where this film's going and it constantly surprises. Loved it.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is excellent, but otherwise this is just a more Hollywooded version of Rachel Getting Married.
Serious movie tone overall good to watch
Good - in some places a bit predictable - ending was rather abrupt, and left you guessing ...
Gylenhaal is a powerful actress but the tale is exhausting. 12 step programs depress me but this is a worthwhile film
really depressing, oddly seemed more sad than most of the other films like this.
i like maggie gyllenhall but either the writers did a bad job of making her character likeable or she made a weak attempt at playing a bitch ..
This film feels very real, realistic, true. Top performances too, and a desire to hope. Maggie G is great. But so is the heart at the film's bottom.
The acting was powerful and heartfelt, the movie itself was good but a little slow going.
An interesting insight into recently released drug addicts - however left me wanting to know if the character comes good or if she folds into the undesired world....
Good real life movie...a bit to real but worth watching...
What a sex pot. One can imagine how hard it would be to get back into society after being incarcerated and having a drub problem as well. A fairly accurate story. Pretty basic acting.
I liked this and I found it well worth watching. Really felt for Sherry and the difficulty an ex user who's sexually abused faces in the way she deals with relationships and her attitude about sex and relationships.
Couldn't fault the acting. Just the story matter was a little depressing.
One view of Recovery from prison & drug abuse from a character who learns that there are 13 Steps, not 12...