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



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Officer Yee
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Woman in Bar
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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 »




Release Date:

17 January 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Dziekuje, Zoe  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$160,268 (USA) (21 June 2002)

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As revealed in the DVD commentary, there was originally a scene that would have had her character masturbating out of boredom, 'but Robin Tunney''s father nixed that idea quickly. See more »


When Zoe is talking to Max from her upper-floor apartment building window, Max is in his wheelchair directly below Zoe's window. Most of the time Zoe is talking to Max, she is looking straight ahead, instead of down were Max is. See more »


[first lines]
Zoe: Oh hi, sorry about the headphones. The music helps me work, stay connected, focused.
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Before the end credits roll, we see "For Gary." See more »


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I Melt with You
Written by Robbie Grey (as Grey), Stephen Walker (as Walker), Mick Conroy (as Conroy),
Gary McDowell (as McDowell), Brown
Performed by Modern English
Used by permission of Universal Music Pub LTD obo Beggars Banquet Music Ltd. & Momentum Music
Administered by Universal-Polygram Int'l Publishing Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of 4AD Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The spirit of independent films
8 March 2004 | by (san francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

A fine exploration of love and obsession and a woman's journey for identity wrapped in an implausible plot, 'Cherish' is an admirable film full of well-rounded, comedic performances by a mostly unsung cast. Robin Tunney, who some of you may know from the remake of 'The In-Laws', stars as Zoe, a ditzy, confused young woman at the beginning of the film. She defines herself by her pitiful relationships with men, which through plot circumstances I won't reveal, result in her being confined to a seedy apartment somewhere in San Francisco, awaiting trial for a crime she didn't commit. Gradually, she discovers her strength as a woman, both physically and emotionally, through her relationships with her apartment mates, local neighbors, and most significantly with Tim Blake Daly, who portrays the cop who monitors her confinement. Great musical score that comments on the movie's themes, some great comic bits by the supporting cast and excellent direction by Finn Taylor. San Franciscans will snicker at the journey Zoe takes through the city to return to her apartment when she is allowed a day of escape, and some folks may scoff at the rather absurd plot, but I found this to be a very adorable film and recommend it to any film buffs who have grown bored by the usual Hollywood mush.

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