About Cherry 2012 UNRATED CC

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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.

Starring:
Ashley Hinshaw, Lili Taylor
Runtime:
1 hour 43 minutes

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About Cherry

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Stephen Elliott
Starring Ashley Hinshaw, Lili Taylor
Supporting actors Dev Patel, Diane Farr, Jonny Weston, James Franco, Heather Graham, Maya Raines, Vincent Palo, Elana Krausz, Isaac Fitzberald, Lorelei Lee, K. Lee, Princess Donna, Sensi Pearl, Michael Torres, Robert Nelson, Viva Celso, Cully Fredricksen, James Anthony Cotton
Studio IFC Films
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I really wanted to like the movie but you never really figured out any driving motivation for main character in her progression into porn.
J. Iussig
This, despite any moral objections anyone might have about how the porn industry exploits women, presumably, something that Cherry never seems to grapple with.
Your Role Model
To state this stereotypical valuation is unfair on a human level (rather than a social level) is obvious - yet this is the "big insight" of this movie.
the fine reverend besotted

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on May 6, 2013
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About Cherry is a pretty sad movie, I think. Not sad in the usual way, though. It's about a girl played by Ashley Hinshaw that enters the porn business because she's looking for a successful career choice as well as a way to make some quick and easy cash. Working in porn -depending on the photo or movie shoot- can reward the actress anywhere from $500-1,000. To a young aspiring young actress, that's a LOT of money. She can't resist. We see the part that I was most curious about- when she first walks into a porn studio and fills out the job application. I've always had a curiosity what kind of questions they ask the girl... and as I'd feared, they're pretty blunt and direct sexual-related questions. Still, it's not enough to discourage Ashley to just walk away. She continues on.

Unfortunately the actress in this movie doesn't realize that what she's doing is widely considered inappropriate to everyone in her life. Her friends, mom, boyfriend... they all want to drill the message into her head that what she's doing is disgusting and wrong, and that when surrounded by people who care deeply about her, she shouldn't be doing it. These people appreciate Ashley for who she is but... she apparently doesn't realize it. She's so determined to become a legitimate actress plus getting a generous paycheck for participating in the sexual acts, that she doesn't seem to care what anyone else thinks. She's unaware that the people who care about her don't agree with her career decisions. The boyfriend screaming "It's DISGUSTING!" during one particular scene is a highlight. He says it over and over again to the young girl so intensely, that she tears up and basically freezes, unsure how to respond.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By the fine reverend besotted on September 17, 2013
Format: DVD
Ashley Hinshaw is very attractive, whether in clothes or otherwise. This fact goes along way toward making this movie enjoyable. However, not enough. The problem is that the movie is more of an idea than a worked out story. The idea behind the film is that people who work at disrespected jobs (i.e. porn stars) are actually more kind, loving and honest and, therefore, are more respectable human beings than are people who work at socially respectable jobs (i.e. lawyers).

Obviously, this is not particularly true. So, the film maker chooses to bore his audience by overly focusing on the tedious background of the characters. He spends 40 of the 105 minutes on the "set up" before getting to the story proper. This is done in the apparent hope that delaying the action will signify he is portraying "reality" rather than making "fantasy". That hope, however, fails as the movie itself is basically an adult fairy tale.

Which is to say that, except for "Cherry", none of the characters are particularly developed and none has his/her own storyline. In fact, each of them is more a stereotype than an individual person.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cary B. Barad on June 12, 2013
Format: DVD
This is a kind of amateurish film, with very poor character development. In fact, we only really get to know the female lead. In contrast, portrayals of the mother, father, boyfriend and sister are empty and shallow. While there is some hint of incestuous abuse early on, this thread is cut off with no follow-up. As for the pornography, it consists primarily of some topless shots and what might be called " dirty talk." A number attractive women are also shown kissing each other. Some males also do the same. The only bright spot in this production is the physical beauty of the female lead. The ending is kind of amorphous and the acting is sometimes hysterical--as marked by over-the-top emotional outbursts. Watching this film probably won't hurt you, but I don't believe that you'll get much it of it either. For those viewers that do happen to enjoy it, consideration might be given to the very similar movie,"Starlet".
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63 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Mike on August 9, 2012
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I have no idea what it is like for a up and comer in the porn industry, but I imagine it would be a lot like this story...assuming you're half as beautiful as Ashley Hinshaw. The kind of beauty that makes it painful to watch her be with someone else allowing the viewer to empathize with those who are hung out to dry.

The acting is good and so is the story. For a movie with these actors I was surprised (pleasantly) at how far they were willing to go with the sexual content. I do hope you check this movie out, I do.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. Cross on May 21, 2013
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You would think from the title that you would learn something ABOUT Cherry. But you don't. Except for one cartoonish scene that lets you know her mother drinks and her father yells, there's zero insight into this or any other character here. Also, if making a movie about porn, why not throw in more than one brief topless scene... it might make it convincing. This is Lifetime Channel fare.
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