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About Cherry (2012)

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

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Stephen Elliott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashley Hinshaw ... Angelina
Lili Taylor ... Phyllis
Dev Patel ... Andrew
Diane Farr ... Jillian
Jonny Weston ... Bobby
James Franco ... Frances
Heather Graham ... Margaret
Maya Raines ... Jojo
Vincent Palo ... Paco
Elana Krausz ... Lana
Isaac Fitzberald Isaac Fitzberald ... Mike G
Lorelei Lee Lorelei Lee ... Sophey
K. Lee K. Lee ... Sweet
Princess Donna Princess Donna ... Aimee
Sensi Pearl ... Vicki
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Angelina is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend Bobby suggests that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant, but eventually does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew. At a strip club party in the city, she meets a wealthy lawyer named Francis, who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret who is a lesbian and a former porn star turned adult film director. She offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry. She makes several soft pornography films before deciding to do a hardcore film. After she shoots the film, an angry Francis chastises her before getting them in a car accident. she returns home to find Andrew watching one of her films. After an argument, she decides to leave and meets Margaret at a bar. They make out and ...

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There's no such thing as going too far.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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First of two pornography-themed films (in two years) for actor James Franco. The second: 'Lovelace', portraying Hugh Hefner. See more »

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Angelina: This is my job.
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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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Had potential, but squandered it
25 August 2014 | by grantssSee all my reviews

This movie had potential, but squandered it. The story of how a normal, average woman ends up in the porn industry had a lot going for it. It started well enough and seemed to be building to something profound. Instead, from a point it just drifts, and ends up going nowhere. At times it seems judgmental, then next moment titillating. Instead of objectivity the writer and director try to hedge their bets.

On the plus side, Ashley Hinshaw is great in the lead role. Stunningly beautiful, and convincing. James Franco proves yet again that he is vastly overrated as an actor, coming across as a clueless kid in a school play. He is may well be the male version of Kristen Stewart...

Heather Graham does well in a supporting role. Dev Patel seems a bit miscast in his role.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherry See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,760, 23 September 2012

Gross USA:

$3,003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,315
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