- 1 hr 39 min
The film Cherry directed by Jeffrey Fine is a 2010 dramatic comedy about ivy league college freshman Aaron Milton and a dysfunctional love triangle that forms between him, an older woman, Linda, who has returned to college, and Beth, her 14 year-old daughter. Aaron is enjoying his freedom of being away from home and he realizes that he now has the ability to make his own choices - like the decision to follow his own dreams and not those given to him by his controlling mother. When Aaron first meets Linda she allows him to begin to see what kind of a person he really is. Linda's spirited personality and Beth's sardonic attitude result in a coming of age story that everyone will be able to relate to in some way. Although the story may seem simple at first glance this movie has themes we can all identify with. Whether it be your first year at college, or your first glimpse of love, or a break-up, this movie will resonate with everyone. Deeper themes in the movie involve the idea of following your dreams and standing up for yourself when you feel you have been wronged. All the characters in this movie are struggling with their identities. The way the movie approaches these themes is primarily through comedy. This is a light-hearted movie that is humorous, fun, and enjoyable at every moment. The stellar performances of the cast further add to it's quality and the musical score is also noteworthy. Jeffrey Fine's direction will have you seeking out his other films if you haven't already seen them - for those who are familiar with his work you will not be disappointed. If you are looking to be told a story, one that is entertaining with well-balanced ups and downs, then look no further than Cherry. Jeffrey Fine tells this coming of age story in a very exciting way that is fresh, and never predictable.