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Indulge in Cheri, the seductive and provocative drama about a scandalous love affair, set during the opulent decadence of preWorld War 1 Paris starring award winners Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates. The ravishing Lea, famed courtesan to the rich and famous, is contemplating her retirement, when her archrival (Bates) as her to teach her spoiled 19 year old son Cheri about women. It's an adventure that becomes a heated and passionate affair that results in power struggles over sex, money, age, and society and unexpectedly, love itself as a boy who refuses to grow up collides with a woman who realizes she cannot stay young forever.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 132
- Fresh: 67
- Rotten: 65
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: These two lovebirds are playfully mismatched, and that's just why they fall for each other.
Fresh: It's the kind of refined, delicate acting Pfeiffer does so well, and it's a further reminder of how much we've missed her since she's been away.
Rotten: It's hard to believe that the smart Lea would remain interested for six hours, much less six years, with the vapid Cheri.
Rotten: A movie like Cheri needs the time and space of The Age of Innocence. Instead, it's rushed along in an hour and 40 minutes.
This was not one of Michelle Pfeiffer's best movies, nor is it her worst, but it's still an okay movie! It's fun to watch Michelle playing this character when you see her facial expressions. Rupert Friend and Kathy Bates were not that good. The whole movie itself was a little weak. This movie was like a 50/50. I am a Michelle Pfeiffer fan and I don't think this was a horrible movie, but not an A+ good movie. It's more like a low C movie!
Michelle pfeiffer was very good, Kathy Bates gave a solid performance. Rupert friend hopelessly miscast, he is completely void of masculinity, much like his "Wickham" from "Pride and Prejudice". I understand that sensibilities and aesthetics were completely different in that era, but if John Malkovich could give a masculine and authentic performance in "Dangerous Liasions", why not here????