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.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for graphic drug abuse, disturbing and violent images, pervasive language, and sexual content
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The camera sometimes turn black and white during conversations. This is supposed to be a way to express the inward feeling of the character. This same technique was used in Natural Born Killers (1994). That film starred Robert Downey, Jr., who was a frequent collaborator of Tom Holland in the MCU. See more
Cherry takes Xanax, an anxiety medication. The Army does not allow recruits who have "mental disorder" like ADHD, anxiety, panic, behavioral disorders, or dyslexia to join. Any medication taken must be stopped to prove that a recruit can function substantially without it. So Cherry could not have taken an anxiety medication and still been allowed to join the Army. See more
Sometimes I wonder if life was wasted on me.
It's not that I'm dumb to the beauty of things. I take all the beautiful things to heart, and then they f*ck my heart till I about die from it.
It's just something in me has always drawn me away... until there's nothing holding me together.
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