Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Directors:

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers:

Angela Russo-Otstot (screenplay by), Jessica Goldberg (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Holland ... Cherry
Ciara Bravo ... Emily
Jack Reynor ... Pills & Coke
Michael Rispoli ... Tommy
Jeff Wahlberg ... Jimenez
Forrest Goodluck ... James Lightfoot
Michael Gandolfini ... Cousin Joe
Suhail Dabbach ... Old Man Fatook
Daniel R. Hill ... Black
Fionn O'Shea ... Arnold
Edward Kagutuzi Edward Kagutuzi ... Cheetah
Ola Orebiyi ... Lessing
Sam Clemmett ... Yuri
Kaine Zajaz ... Bautista
Kyle ... Roy (as Kyle Harvey)
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Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic drug abuse, disturbing and violent images, pervasive language, and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Real needles were used in the drug scenes. See more »

Goofs

Despite wearing E-3 (PFC) rank during the attack, Tom Holland's character is wearing E-2 (PVT2) during the medal ceremony and is called a "Specialist" (Which is E-4). See more »

Quotes

Cousin Joe: Do you want me to punch this guy in the dick?
Cherry: No, Joe.
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Connections

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Cherry (2021) See more »

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El Watusi
Written and Performed by Ray Barretto
Courtesy of Fania Records/Craft Recordings
A Division of Concord
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Dark, emotional and illuminating
31 March 2021 | by mlivzieySee all my reviews

Cherry is a film that takes on dark, depressing issues (addiction and PTSD). The film shines a light on these issues and the star of Tom Holland helped bring them into the spotlight. At times it had imperfections, but overall it was a memorable film with excellent performances.

Some additional editing could have fixed the flaws. Too much time was spent on several unimportant scenes and not enough on other significant scenes that would have further driven the narrative. Individually both lead actors were great, but I didn't feel that their chemistry was a perfect fit.

All in all, this will surely elevate Tom Holland and showcased his versatility. I felt that the film and story were familiar but done in a way that was fresh. When it ended, I was torn if it was a great film or a slight let down. However, I find myself thinking about it days after watching. This tipped the scales for me and shows how impactful it can be. It's a triumph 8/10.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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2.39 : 1
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