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Robin Tunney stars as a woman accused of a crime she didn't commit. With an unforgettable soundtrack featuring vintage music from the 70's and 80's Cherish is a roller-coaster ride of romance humor and unexpected plot twists.Running Time: 100 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY UPC: 794043594724
Cherish starts out with a promising idea: An erratic young woman named Zoe (Robin Tunney, The Craft, Niagara, Niagara) under house arrest with a bracelet around her ankle that sets off an alarm if she tries to leave her apartment, begins an unlikely romance with Bill (Tim Blake Nelson, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Good Girl), the lonely guy who monitors the bracelet. Unfortunately, about halfway through the movie mutates into a poorly thought-out thriller, in which Zoe tries to trap the stalker who got her arrested in the first place. Tunney and Nelson are both engaging, inventive actors; if the movie had trusted their charm, instead of trying to concoct implausible plot twists, this could have been delightful. Also featuring Jason Priestley, Nora Dunn, and indie rock star Liz Phair. --Bret Fetzer
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Deleted scene: Zoe Alone
- Alternate ending
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Zoe gets talked into going to an after-work get-together. In a lapse of judgement she gets drunk on cutesy cocktails (courtesy of her boss), then hops into her car to drive home and instead gets steered into a bike-mounted policeman while struggling with a stalker.
Predictably, the local court system has little patience for a tiny techie with a whopper of a tale about a lurking stalker being at fault. Of course, they don't throw the book at her... Instead they give her an ankle-bracelet and toss her in an unimproved wharehouse-space somewhere in SOMA/Mission .
Robin Tunney's role plays to her strengths and it shows. She has a signature look of feral concentration in common with only one other major-league actor , and it comes out repeatedly in this film. Her acting is more than on par.
Tim Blake Nelson holds it down in the role of the police-surveillance tech who checks up on her, initially increasing her supervision to ludicrous levels, then befriends her as she struggles to stay sane and eventually triumph over her stalker.
Ricardo Gil deserves special mention as the wheelchair-bound neighbor downstairs, who shows her the ropes of surviving life on a short tether - in more than one way.
There's a dark comedic genius at work in a number of scenes, particularly when her stalker loses track of her and has an emotional breakdown set to the 80's hit single "She's Gone". . . That being said, this is *not* "an irrestible comedy about life, love and getting locked up" - that back of the DVD-box copy is an example of the misguided marketing which afflicted the film release.
_Cherish_ works as a more-than-a-little-interesting indie flick hailing from a time and place (2002, the USA) when the weirdness of hi-tech surveillance & control was still worth commenting on. I recommend.[*]
 It looks like it was down in the 'states' before the impact of the Trustafarian Migration on real estate.
 Pierce Brosnan had that look in his eyes in "Long Good Friday" back when he was just getting started, and still had it decades later in "Matador".
[*] I rate movies 2 stars for interesting and/or glorious failures, 3 stars if they fully accomplish the task of entertaining the viewer, 4 stars if they go the extra mile and advance the viewer's knowledge and/or appreciation... 5 stars are reserved for movies that transform the market and start their own sub-genre, becoming cult classic and box-office hits of some merit.
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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
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