About Cherry

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"There's No Such Thing As Going Too Far."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 4.8  (10,952)
  • 33

About Cherry is a 2012 American drama film that explores the world of adult entertainment through the eyes of a young woman named Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw). The story follows Angelina as she navigates through life as a high school dropout with dreams of making it big in San Francisco. Despite her beauty, Angelina struggles to make ends meet and is forced to work as a waitress but eventually finds her way into the porn industry.

The movie primarily revolves around Angelina's relationships with the people in her life, be it her troubled mother (Lili Taylor), her best friend (Dev Patel) or the men she meets in the adult industry. One of those men is Frances (James Franco), a charismatic lawyer who takes a liking to Angelina and helps her gain a foothold in the industry. Frances becomes both a patron and a mentor to Angelina, helping her to make good choices and steer clear of the darker aspects of the industry.

However, things take a dark turn when Angelina falls in love with another porn actor named Andrew (Jonny Weston) and decides to leave the industry behind. Angelina's decision to quit porn is met with criticism from those around her as they fear for her financial well-being. Her exit threatens the stability of those in her life, and she's forced to reconsider what she wants for herself as she grapples with the consequences of her decisions.

Throughout the movie, Angelina's character undergoes a transformation from a naive young woman to one who is more assertive and self-aware. She learns to stand up for herself and make choices based on her own wants and desires, rather than those of the people around her. About Cherry deals with themes of sexuality, consent, and the exploitation of young women in the porn industry.

Ashley Hinshaw's portrayal of Angelina is a standout performance in the film, skillfully capturing the character's vulnerability and inner turmoil. James Franco is captivating as Frances, bringing a level of charm and menace to the role. Meanwhile, Heather Graham offers a solid performance as Margaret, a former porn actress who becomes Angelina's friend and confidante.

The movie's cinematography is visually stunning, with director Stephen Elliott capturing the beauty of San Francisco in all its glory. The film's soundtrack is a mix of indie rock and electronic music that complements the cinematography and adds to the film's dreamy, surreal feel.

Overall, About Cherry is a thought-provoking and intense drama that takes a critical look at the porn industry and the women who are a part of it. The film is beautifully shot, and the performances are top-notch. It's a film that will leave viewers with much to contemplate about the choices that women make in a male-dominated, often exploitative industry.

About Cherry is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.8 and a MetaScore of 33.

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    4.8  (10,952)
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