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Cherry (1999)

At age 19, a young woman is jilted at the altar. This leads to a declaration that she will swear off men forever. Now 10 years later, she suddenly decides she would like to have a child. ... See full summary »

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Terry Reed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shalom Harlow ... Leila Sweet
Jake Weber ... Dr. Beverly Kirk
Isaach De Bankolé ... Menu Man
Laurel Holloman ... Evy Sweet
Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Eddie (as Donovan Leitch)
Gil Rogers ... Uncle Ernest
Aleksa Palladino ... Darcy
Heather Matarazzo ... Dottie
Jack Gilpin ... The Preacher
Matt Servitto ... Customer
Tim Bohn ... Donald
Johann Carlo ... Nurse
David McCallum ... Mammy
Caleb Archer Caleb Archer ... Jack
Kelly Singer Kelly Singer ... Red
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Storyline

At age 19, a young woman is jilted at the altar. This leads to a declaration that she will swear off men forever. Now 10 years later, she suddenly decides she would like to have a child. She advertises in the newspaper for potential mates, whether by traditional methods or by sperm donors, but gets nothing but losers. However, two neighborhood men vie for her attention - her gynecologist and a professional clown. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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She's given up on love...but love hasn't given up on her.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Making Cherry

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Einsam in Manhattan See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cypress Films (I) See more »
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Color
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Darcy: [narration] See, people's brains are basically oysters, all mucus-ey and gross... but there is always a grain of sand inside, trying to annoy the oyster into making a pearl...
Darcy: [narration] ... and not a bogus pearl, either... one with some value, one with some weight...
[amongst the post-it notes on the refrigerator, one reads: HAVE A CHILD]
Darcy: [narration] ...the kind you cast before swine.
Leila Sweet: Come on, Paxil.
Darcy: [narration] Of course, there is such a thing as a false pearl.
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Jake Weber was terrific!
23 April 2000 | by elfjuneSee all my reviews

Overall, I enjoyed this movie. I thought that Jake Weber did an excellent job as the shy but obviously love bitten ob/gyn, Dr. Beverly Kirk. He was sweet, a little wistful but brave enough to keep trying because he really felt that he was meeting a very good thing [Leila Sweet]. While I wish the producers hadn't cut some of the scenes where he gave a little more personal detail of his character while at the bar, I think viewers will still be able to see that Jake makes a perfect leading love interest.


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