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Cherrybomb -- A stunning and mysterious girl moves to town, turning two best friends against each other in competition for her heart.


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Release Date:
23 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »
Two guys.One girl.Game on.
Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rupert Grint ... Malachy

Robert Sheehan ... Luke

James Nesbitt ... Crilly
Niamh Quinn ... Donna

Paul Kennedy ... Chris

Conor MacNeill ... Fanta

Greer Ellison ... Bun
Kat Kirk ... Sharon

Kimberley Nixon ... Michelle

Kathy Kiera Clarke ... Emma

Lalor Roddy ... Smiley

Paul Garrett ... Bob
Paul Caddell ... Swimming Instructor
Richard Orr ... Uncle Joe
Bronach Lawlor ... Jessica
Maggie Hayes ... Aunt Maggie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Markus Allan Black ... Background Skater / Party Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Barros D'Sa 
Glenn Leyburn 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daragh Carville  written by

Produced by
Simon Bosanquet .... producer
Michael Casey .... producer
Aidan Elliott .... co-producer
Aaron Farrell .... co-producer
James Flynn .... executive producer
Michael Henry .... executive producer
Mark Huffam .... producer
Brian Kirk .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen Hilton 
Cinematography by
Damien Elliott 
Film Editing by
Nick Emerson 
Casting by
Georgia Simpson 
Production Design by
David Craig 
Costume Design by
Hazel Webb Crozier  (as Hazel Webb-Crozier)
Makeup Department
Naomi Cripps .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Hill .... makeup daily (as Lisa Stewart)
Aisling Toner .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sean Roe Curran .... trainee assistant director
Barry Keil .... first assistant director
Adam Philpott .... third assistant director
Ciara Tinney .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Philip Davis .... graphic artist
Robert Huffam .... props trainee
Kevin McCabe .... property master
Niall McEvoy .... art department assistant
Laura Ng .... stand-by art director
David Carson .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Peter Blayney .... dialogue editor
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Ken Galvin .... re-recording mixer
Martin Harrison .... boom operator
Derek Hehir .... sound mixer
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Terry McDonald .... boom operator
Dave McMahon .... foley recordist
Nikki Moss .... supervising sound editor (as Nicky Moss)
Jonny Waite .... sound trainee
Special Effects by
Nick Morton .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Aled Rhys Jones .... visual effects
Donal O'Farrell .... additional stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Ruth Blacker .... camera trainee
Attila Bogyai .... best boy electrician
Istvan Bolla .... gaffer
Raymond Carlin .... first assistant camera
Mark L. Cowden .... camera operator: making-of featurette
Noah Davis .... first assistant camera
Ian McGurrell .... key grip
Helen Sloan .... still photographer
Ruth Woodside .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephen O'Rawe .... set costumer
Rachael Webb-Crozier .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Sean Connolly .... assistant editor
Sean Connolly .... post-production assistant
Gary Curran .... digital intermediate colorist
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Cian McDevitt .... assistant editor
Helen Sheridan .... assistant editor
Peter Tighe .... digital intermediate producer
Location Management
Robert Boake .... location manager
Music Department
Becky Bentham .... music clearance
David Holmes .... composer: additional music
Woody Jackson .... musician
Abbie Lister .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Johnny Crawford .... transportation captain
Ryan Marshall .... unit driver
Tony Rice .... unit driver
Other crew
Alex Boyd .... production assistant
Michelle Burns .... production coordinator
Larry Cowan .... set security
Naomi George .... assistant: mark huffam and simon bosanquet
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Hakan Kousetta .... legal advisor to The Little Film Company
Linda Marshall .... script supervisor
Stephen McConnell .... location accountant
Sarah McKenna .... personal assistant to cast
Alice Lyons .... thanks
Colin McKeown .... thanks

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UK:86 min

Did You Know?

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 »
Luke:You had your chance and you blew it!
Malachy:She blew me!
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Movie Connections:
References Apocalypse Now (1979)See more »


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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Great acting, decent movie., 4 March 2011
Author: Mike Eshak from United States

Like most of you, I am a Harry Potter fan and stumbled upon this movie while seeing what Rupert Grint was up to. I thought he was easily the most talented actor of the trio, and was curious to where his career would go - Emma Watson has modeling and fashion, Dan Radcliffe seems to be doing Broadway and other types of media.

Anyway, The movie is centered around two best friends - Malachy (Grint) and Luke (Sheehan). They live a regular yet drug-infused life of a teenager. Malachy is a loved son with responsibility and a job. Luke, however, is the product of a broken home and as a result is left by himself for the most part - fueling the chaos. Malachy's boss' daughter, Michelle, comes to live with him and the two friends immediately fight for her. The love between the friends is obvious throughout the movie, despite frequent fights. Malachy ends up falling for Michelle, and when she reveals she is leaving and therefore cannot start a relationship he works harder for even a moment of love. The ending is pretty surprising, a solid twist.

I didn't like the directing at all. Throughout the movie there is white text that flashes across the screen with phrases that don't seem to make sense. Are they the character's thoughts? words? Narrator's hints? It was unnecessary. The writing was pretty good, a lot of things were unnecessary and unexplained, but some can argue that is just a style that was intentional - perhaps even liked by many viewers. The ending sort of drops off, leaving unclear of the fate of the trio. Again, it may be intentional, but it was far too abrupt and didn't close the movie in the way I would have liked.

The highlight of this movie is the acting. Without a doubt. Every person in this movie is believable and brilliant. Grint did not disappoint and played the character flawlessly. Even when he is not the focus of the shot, he stays in character and even his gestures are consistent and spot on. Sheehan was the biggest surprise to me. I have no idea who he is, haven't seen him before, but he really made the movie for me. The mix of charisma, a character with a chip on his shoulder, and the overall development of his character is apparent with every word, gesture, and smirk. I look forward to seeing him in future films.

Overall, if you are a Harry Potter fan, you will appreciate Grint's performance and probably like the movie. The acting made the shortcomings of the movie less obvious and entertaining. However, this is not a movie meant for a young audience. It is riddled with drugs, sex, violence, and bad language.

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