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After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.

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D.J.
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Zoe
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Brynn
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Therapist
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Officer Yee
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Andrew
Karena Davis ...
Woman in Bar
Scott Breitenstein ...
Officer Ruiz
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Officer Griffin
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Joyce
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Bell
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Max
Kenny Kwong ...
Yung
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In San Francisco, Zoe is a shy and outcast in her working place that adores the love songs she listens to the radio. Zoe goes to a bar with her coworkers and she spends the night talking to a colleague that also like mushy songs. She drinks with him and when she goes to her car to take her cellular to call a taxi, a stalker forces her to drive away. A police officer sees the intruder in her car and asks her to stop the car. However, the guy forces Zoe to run over the policeman that is hit and dies. Zoe has a car accident and the aggressor escapes. Neither the police nor her defense lawyer believes on her words and Zoe is arrested for murdering the policeman. She is confined at home with an ankle bracelet under the surveillance of Daly, a lonely man that falls in love with Zoe. She tries to find a way to leave the spot to chase the criminal and prove her innocence. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She'd get out more if it wasn't a felony.


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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17 January 2003 (South Korea)  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,618 (USA) (7 June 2002)

Gross:

$160,268 (USA) (21 June 2002)
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[first lines]
Zoe: Oh hi, sorry about the headphones. The music helps me work, stay connected, focused.
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Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
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An independent sleeper to 'Cherish'

Fine breakthrough performance by Robin Tunney ("The Craft") and 80's soundtrack drives this independent sleeper. Tunney plays a computer animator named Zoe who likes to fantasize and listen to 80's pop music. One night, Zoe's life changes for the worse after a stranger hops in her car and makes her run over a police officer by accident and he gets away. As a result, she finds herself under house arrest with an electronic bracelet uncomfortably attached to her ankle and limited to 57 feet of space in a run-down apartment until her trial. While dealing with confinement and solitude she tries to improvise. A parole officer (Tim Blake Nelson) checks up on Zoe quite frequently and even tries to help her find the assailant responsible. And yes, there's chemistry between the two. Want more info? You'll have to see this movie for yourself.

What makes "Cherish" entertaining is that this movie revolves around Zoe. Writer/director Finn Taylor wants us to identify with Zoe. We shouldn't laugh at her, but with her and to sympathize with her. She uses music as a tool, a way to overcome misery. In fact, just about every character uses music in their own way. For those who love music are in for a treat. The soundtrack contains songs by Hall & Oates, Soft Cell, Modern English and Tom Petty to name a few.

If you're tired of summer blockbusters and want to see something different and entertaining, this is the movie to track down for the whole family. That is, if it's playing in your area. My evaluation: *** out of ****.


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