- 2 hr 30 min
In the drama film Cherry, a war veteran tries to cope with PTSD. After returning home from combat, Cherry struggles with what he experiences in the war zone. The lingering trauma threatens to derail his life moving forward. The film begins as Cherry falls in love at first sight with his college classmate Emily. Their relationship blossoms but Emily decides to leave and study in Montreal. Cherry is devastated and enlists in the Army as a medic to escape his heartbreak. Just before he is about to leave for basic training, Emily realizes her mistake and confesses she is in love with Cherry too and that they are meant for one another. Cherry and Emily marry before his deployment. During his two year service in the Army, Cherry suffers from PTSD after having several horrific experiences, including seeing his friend, Jimenez, burnt and killed from an IED. To cope with his panic attacks and severe anxiety when he comes home, he abuses OxyContin, prescribed from a doctor helping to decrease his PTSD symptoms.