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Cherrybomb (2009)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  23 April 2010 (UK)
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control.

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Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the wild ride they've set in motion. Written by Anonymous

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Two guys.One girl.Game on.

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Rupert Grint reportedly found shooting Malachy's nude sex scene embarrassing - though not as much as watching the scene with his parents on a preview DVD. See more »

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Luke: I am so gunna fuck her.
Malachy: Not if I get there first, you're not.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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NO GIRL IN MY PLAN
Written by Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood
Performed by Two Lone Swordsmen
Published by House of Klart and Fabric Publishing
Courtesy of Rotters Golf Club Records
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Showed promise but found lacking in the second half
28 March 2014 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

This is basically a story about 2 boys liking the same girl, and how both try to outdo each other to impress her.

It's not a new story, but it added a little difference to the common plot - the 2 guys are like magnetic opposites who happen to be best friends. Rupert Grint plays Malachy - a sensible sort who has a close and postcard-normal family and has apparently no serious problems; Robert Sheehan (still good but this is not his best work) is Luke, a drug dealer with an addict father and dealer-boss brother, whom you look at and wonder why he isn't more screwed-up than he already appears to be. Kimberly Nixon is Michelle, the girl they're trying to impress and bed, but her performance was the lousiest of the 3.

The first half builds properly. It was fun to see how they tried to outdo each other in order to impress the girl. There was also a bit of family drama (for Luke and Michelle at least) thrown in - something I thought would lead to more exploration in the second half.

Alas, the next half of the movie let me down. I couldn't feel more for the characters than the little I already did, and I felt like I was meant to as the film progresses towards its climax. It spent too little time exploring the changing dynamics between the friends, and it failed to convince me how the friends could seemingly be driven apart so easily. The ending wasn't as good as I hoped it would be.

A few other things I took issue with: film editing left something to be desired, camera work needed improvement, the film could have been scored better, the actors chosen better (they seemed to be chosen based on their popularity than their suitability for the film).

5.5/10


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