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About Cherry

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Stephen Elliott

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Plot Summary

Watch while in theaters!! This bold debut film by author Stephen Elliott, a visual love letter to San Francisco, is the story of high school student Angelica (a mesmerizing Ashley Hinshaw), whose choices lead her from a depressing home life and dead-end job in Los Angeles to the fetish-filled Bay Area adult film world. A stepfather with dark motives lurks in the background, as Angelica watches over her younger sister and questions her options. In memorable supporting roles are Festival favorite Lili Taylor as Angelica’s manic and opportunistic mother, Jonny Weston as her sexy but sleazy boyfriend and Dev Patel as best friend and much-needed nonsexual support. The vibrant cast also includes James Franco as a coke-addicted attorney who spots Angelica in a strip club, and Heather Graham as a female porn director who launches “Cherry’s” adult film career with mixed feelings. A gritty and defiantly voyeuristic look at the life of a youth who never loses her innocence, even as she gyrates for the camera, Cherry captures a rare point of view, urging us to consider the delicate tension between body and self by focusing on society’s most sought after objects of desire.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 20
  • Fresh: 2
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 4.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The fatal flaw ... is its refusal to examine Angelina's occupation from outside the bubble. You might even call it a recruitment film. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Sep 20, 2012

Rotten: About Cherry only manages to seem inconsequential. – Roderick Hudson, Village Voice, Sep 18, 2012

Rotten: Everything here is done badly. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Sep 20, 2012

Rotten: It's pornography bathed in the tangerine glow of fruit-scented candlelight. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Sep 19, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Lame Dialogue

Do people really talk like this?
Answer: Yes, incredible boring lame uninteresting people do, and they are all here in this film.
I only watched this because it was shot in my neighborhood.

Female Boogie Nights

Why you guys (well I know why you) and gals would bother to watch this crap...STOP putting the word "innocence" in here to try to justify why you made a pornography movie. Just stop it. Same plot: repeat recycle. There is no glamour in bending over or lying on your back. Just ask Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Beyonce.


I went into this movie with high expectations, if only for the great cast. But wait, this is a "gritty and defiantly voyeuristic look" at something not worth looking at. The writing is beyond terrible. This is simply not worth watching whatsoever. I'm going to go take a shower to get this "experience" off of me, and watch a decent adult film. I am beyond disappointed. This is an absolutely terrible movie with absolutely no story. There is no character development, and worst of all no plot. Seriously?? Shame on all involved.

PS -- I'm only writing this review so my girlfriend doesn't say (true) things that are inappropriate for general consumption. I wish I could give it zero stars.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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