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Strange Relations (2001)

My Beautiful Son (original title)
Jerry Lipman (Paul Reiser) is a successful New York City psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that he was adopted from a young Catholic girl ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Seed

Writer:

Tim Kazurinsky
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reiser ... Jerry Lipman
Amber Sealey ... Ellen (as Amber Rose Sealey)
Lachele Carl ... Sharna
George Wendt ... Howard
Catherine Porter ... Party Girl
Todd Boyce ... Oncologist
Olympia Dukakis ... Esther Lipman
Nicola Barnfield Nicola Barnfield ... Gwen
Mary Cunningham Mary Cunningham ... Mrs. Brailsford
Julie Walters ... Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins Amy Robbins ... Maureen
Gregory Fossard Gregory Fossard ... Antony
Rowan Humphries Rowan Humphries ... Emma
Tony Maudsley ... Frank
Suzanne Hitchmough Suzanne Hitchmough ... Mavis
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Jerry Lipman (Paul Reiser) is a successful New York City psychiatrist who is diagnosed with leukemia. When he tells his mother, she reveals that he was adopted from a young Catholic girl called Sheila (Dame Julie Walters) in Liverpool, England. Jerry's desperation for a bone marrow transplant leads him to working-class Liverpool to find his mother and see if he has any siblings. Along the way, he finds out more about himself than he knew. Written by beingbettedavis

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Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug content
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Quotes

Jerry Lipman: Toxteth, mother. Tox-teth. Yeah, sort of a combination of the words "toxic" and "death".
Esther Lipman: So it's a slum?
Jerry Lipman: It aspires to be a slum.
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A man discovers the world and himself just in time
28 March 2003 | by stephenhrSee all my reviews

See this beautiful, loving drama. Every character a gem. A super script. Rich and excellent acting. Laugh, love, cry. This is what it's all about. Movies can enlighten us and release us. Sometimes they actually do.


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Release Date:

31 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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