Sherry Swanson (Maggie Gyllenhaal) goes back to her New Jersey home town after having served a three-year sentence for drug dealing. Both fragile and tough, strong and vulnerable, Sherry makes her way through misunderstandings, temptations of the street and the results of a long absence.
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Excellent character-driven indie drama centered around a superb performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal. There are no easy answers and a lot of very believable loose ends, the naturalistic writing and performances lend it a very compelling authenticity that few films achieve. It does drag in places, but all in all this is an extraordinary effort from writer-director Laurie Collyer.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is riveting here and Danny Trejo gets to do a sympathetic likable character. The movie has a realism over and it has no true resolution even regarding how Sherry can get out of her own problems.