Gyllenhaal’s powerhouse performance anchors this grim drama about a drug addict trying to get her life back on track after she’s paroled. Tiny Simpkins plays her daughter, wary of the embrace of an over-eager woman who’s almost a stranger. Gyllenhaal manages to push every button: we weep for her, but also still fear her. More on SHERRYBABY.
Julia Lasker September 3, 2019