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Top Customer Reviews
It's Zoe's worst fear: being confined with only herself as company. But once alone in her apartment, she transforms from a tentative, clingy woman who looks outside herself for approval into a charming, independent woman who finds her strength within. In the process, she forms a bond with her disabled downstairs neighbor and develops a romance with deputy Bill (perfectly played by Tim Blake Nelson), who comes to tend her ankle bracelet.
This romance is the best thing about the movie. In the DVD commentary, the director (Finn Taylor) says the script originally didn't focus as much on the romance, but the chemistry between Tunney and Nelson was so good that he changed the movie to focus more on them. Many reviewers felt that the movie should have focused *completely* on that relationship, and on Zoe's inner development, instead of shifting gears into a thriller in the last 20 minutes, when Zoe runs around San Francisco trying to prove her innocence.
This movie was also attacked by several reviewers for being "unrealistic," but let's face it, what movie *is* realistic? To me, the success of a movie rests not on its ability to be "true-to-life," but on whether it creates a cohesive, engaging world and draws you into it, and this movie does that.Read more ›
I first saw a preview for CHERISH while working on a movie in LA over the summer, but it opened the weekend we began filming, and I couldn't take it in. I watched it today (on its first day of DVD release), and wish now I had sucked it up, gave up a little sleep, and caught in in Santa Monica.
CHERISH is easily on my top-10 list for best movies of 2002.
In "Cherish", Tunney plays Zoe Adler. Zoe is someone who is basically socially inept and somewhat of an introvert. Zoe struggles with her lack of social skills both in the office (where she works as a computer animator) and in the social scene as well. She is also romanticist who loves 1970s and 1980s music and gets immersed in the songs of that era. Unknown to Zoe, she is being pursued and followed by a stalker (played by Brad Hunt) Zoe's life will change when the stalker finds Zoe going to her car to pick up her cell phone. The stalker takes Zoe hostage and forces her to drive. When a police officer discovers that something strange is going on in the car, the stalker takes control, runs down the police officer and kills him. Following the incident, the stalker leaves the scene and Zoe is left facing a homicide charge. While awaiting her trial, her lawyer arranges for Zoe to be put in the "Bracelet Program". This is a program that essentially places Zoe under house arrest and uses a bracelet to electronically track that Zoe stays indeed under house arrest.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this movie and for the first time I saw it in its entirety. Tunney does a self absorbed clueless girl very well and Tim Blake Nelson is a favorite actor.Published 16 months ago by Waterdog
I really like the film!
Thank god it was available on amazon.com ; Over here in Germany there's absolutely no other [legal] way to watch it, since it's blocked on YouTube and... Read more
I love, love this movie !
I am glad I found it here to purchase.
You won't be disapointed.
This movie is awsome!!! It is one of my moms favorite movies that is why she made me order it on amazon when I told her they had it. Read morePublished on May 16, 2014 by Maribel
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