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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 118 (Mar 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brad William Henke, Sam Bottoms, Giancarlo Esposito, Bredget Barkan, Ryan Simpkins, Kate Burton, Rio Hackford & Danny Trejo

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
The only special feature is the theatrical trailer. Oh, and those darn up-front previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Screen Media Films
(Catalog Number): 68033436
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong sexuality, nudity, langauge, and drug content
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): Not Indicated
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/23/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Laurie Collyer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having just completed a three-year prison term, sherry(baby) Swanson (Gyllenhaal) is eager to live life on the straight and narrow without drugs, and to build a relationship with her now five-year-old daughter, Alexis (Simpkins). But Sherry soon discovers that life on parole is not as easy as she had imagined. Without a home in which to live and a job, which would allow her to support her daughter, she finds herself returning to the ways of her past...ways that may jeopardize the relationship with Alexis that she so strongly desires. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD

The Dolby