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The Cherry Orchard (1999)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 2000 (France)
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Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »

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Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin (Teale), her former serf, who has his own agenda. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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12 January 2000 (France)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,738 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

$131,188 (USA) (4 October 2002)
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Helen Mirren was supposed to play the part of Ranyevskaya, eventually played by Charlotte Rampling. She was involved with the project from the very beginning and even attended the rehearsals. But when director 'Michael Cacoyannis' announced that no one was to leave Bulgaria during the 3 months of filming she pulled out. See more »

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Gerry Equals Sunshine
7 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to say I hated this movie. I don't like to say that because Gerard Butler is in it. About a half an hour of boring conversation, sorry to all who actually care about the plot, I started fast-forwarding to Gerry's scenes. I really don't know the ending, I was that bored with it. If Gerry wasn't in it, I probably either done one of two things: fell asleep or turned it off, but Gerry is the bright light of this movie, as he is with most of his earlier movies. If you're a fan of Gerry's don't worry, he's as adorable and precious as he always is, but if you actually want to watch the movie for the plot, good luck because you'll need it, either that or lots of coffee or soda to keep you awake!

4/10...and that's just because the casting director had the sense to put Gerry in this movie, even though they had no idea of how to spell his name!


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