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Strange Relations (2002)

Strange Relations





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Originally filmed in 2001 under the title "My Beautiful Son," the made-for-cable Strange Relations stars comedian Paul Reiser in the largely noncomic role of 39-year-old Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Jerry Lipman. Diagnosed with leukemia, Lipman desperately seeks out a close relative -- any close relative -- for a crucial bone marrow transplant. The news from his mother, Esther Lipman (Olympia Dukakis), is both dispiriting and shocking; Jerry, it seems, was adopted as an infant, and his real family is in far-off England. Flying to Liverpool in search of that all-important donor, Jerry is reunited with his birth mother, an earthy Liverpudlian named Sheila Fizpatrick (Julie Walters). The ensuing rapport between stars Reiser and Walters is ample compensation for the film's weaker passages and unbelievable plot contrivances. Lensed on-location in New York City and London, Strange Relations made its Showtime network bow on March 31, 2002.more
Rating: R (for language, sexuality and some drug content)
Genre: Television, Comedy, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tim Kazurinsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Showtime Entertainment


Paul Reiser
as Dr. Jerry Lipman
Julie Walters
as Sheila Fitzpatrick
Amy Robbins
as Maureen
Olympia Dukakis
as Esther Lipman
Ricky Tomlinson
as Uncle Alfred
Mary Cunningham
as Mrs. Brailsford
Georgina Smith
as Auntie Vi
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Very well acted by a very fine cast. Julie Walters is particularly good. It's an interesting story, it kept me entertained. The story can be a bit depressing, but it handles the subject well.

James Higgins

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