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Finn Taylor's quirky comedy Cherish concerns Zoe (Robin Tunney), a woman unlucky in love. She is berated at work and always seems to strike out with the opposite sex. After being asked by an attractive co-worker (Jason Priestley) to dance at a party, Zoe is kidnapped by a stalker who has fallen in love with her. During a scuffle, they accidentally kill a police officer. The stalker disappears and Zoe is charged with the crime. Soon she is under house arrest. The technician in charge of her ankle bracelet (Tim Blake Nelson) is as socially awkward as she is. Soon they grow close and he gets… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The mix of tones can be jarring, but it all has an odd charm."
‑ Hank Sartin, Chicago Reader
"Good performances and quirky humor make this slick if less than fully satisfying mix of romantic comedy and mystery an easy sit."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A witty little thriller emerges as Zoe, under house arrest, resourcefully stretches her electronic anklet's restrictions."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
"A funny and tense thriller with an excellent performance by Robin Tunney..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...deserves better than its early exit from theaters. How can you possibly dismiss the irrepressible Robin Tunney?"
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"In the end, it becomes the cinematic equivalent of one of the songs Tunney adores: enjoyable enough while it lasts, but so thin that its ingratiating charms seem as much a source of frustration as pleasure."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"The best way to enjoy Finn Taylor's Cherish -- often the only way -- is to accept this odd little comic drama for what it is, a shamelessly contrived showcase for Robin Tunney."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"With all the time spent watching stir-crazy manacled Zoe viewing too much TV and listening to too much Human League, you can't help but feel like you're under house arrest too."
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"This search for love and self worth is affectionately offbeat but strains as it plunges into violence."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"The mystery here is not the identity of the shadowy man who got Zoe into this mess, but which movie Taylor intended to emerge from Cherish's cinematic muddle."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"Cherish is one of those movies in which the soundtrack is better than the movie itself."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"An uneven mix of genres that, even when it misses the mark, gets points for originality and a good beat."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"Robin Tunney turns Zoe's socialization and investigation into little revelations - sculpting her magnetic, melancholy presence as perfectly as her buff body in third-act action where she sheds, and draws, blood for a climax driven by robust reclamations."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"nothing more than interesting failure"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Cherish would've worked a lot better had it been a short film."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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