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About Cherry (2012)

R | | Drama | 9 August 2012 (USA)
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A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.

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Bobby
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The eighteen year-old Angeline raises money with a session of naked pictures and leaves her alcoholic and dysfunctional parents fleeing to San Francisco with her friend Andrew. They rent a room in the apartment of the gay Paco and Angeline finds a job in a strip club and Andrew in a bookstore. Soon Angeline has a love affair with the drug-addicted lawyer Frances and joins the adult industry making porn. Meanwhile the lesbian director Margaret becomes obsessed with her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for sexual content, including nudity, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$2,760 (USA) (21 September 2012)

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$2,760 (USA) (21 September 2012)
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This is Heather Graham's second role involving the porn industry. In About Cherry, she is a photographer taking pictures of naked girls. In Boogie Nights, she was one of the naked girls. See more »

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Angelina: You love me - just not enough to jerk off to somebody else!
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What About Us
Written & Performed by Handsome Furs
Published by Third Side Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sub Pop records, 2011
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A film without focus (and I don't mean the camera work)
5 February 2013 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Most movies about the business of pornography are moralistic films, showing the exploitation that grinds its participants down and steals their souls (to mix a metaphor).

This is not one of those.

As a movie, it's not sure whether the title character is being ruthlessly exploited, or joyously empowered. She's one or the other both or neither.

A lot of peripheral characters and subplots are drawn in, but all are handled perfunctorily. A lot of star power -- Heather Graham, James Franco, Dev Patel -- is wasted in cardboard roles.

Ashley Hinshaw, playing Cherry, is a beautiful actress, and looks a lot like a younger Heather Graham (no coincidence, I'm sure, in terms of their characters). She doesn't display much range here, and her character is not given a chance to grow (which could be the director's fault).

In the end, it's not bad, but there's nothing there. Despite showing the porn industry, it lacks sleaze; and yet you couldn't call it tasteful. Just dull.


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