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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

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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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Angelina: You love me - just not enough to jerk off to somebody else!
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Come On Shake
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Aaron Jacob Sandiofer
Performed by Chris Classic
Courtesy of Dee Town Entertainment
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A film without focus (and I don't mean the camera work)
5 February 2013 | by ReaperSee 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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