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A na´ve teenager finds out just how complicated adult relationships can be in this comedy drama from veteran television director Jeffrey Fine. Aaron (Kyle Gallner) is a bright but socially awkward college freshman studying to become an engineer, like most of the men in his family. Aaron has been accepted into a special advanced program at an Ivy League university, but he's also a gifted cartoonist and would rather study art. Aaron tries to work some drawing classes into his schedule, and through one he meets Linda (Laura Allen), a beautiful 34-year-old single mother who has returned to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An attempted mashup of "Gilmore Girls" and "The Graduate," "Cherry" fails to be either raunchy or sweet."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"A sparkling coming-of-ager about a 17-year-old virgin who imperfectly juggles academic challenges and off-campus liaisons, somehow emerging able to walk on water."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Why's it special? Partly because of the performances. Partly because of the depth of characterization. Partly because of assured direction."
‑ Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman
"Fine resolves this mÚnage with taste and integrity, and also with humor and genuine feeling."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Cherry cribs from The Graduate, Educating Rita, Good Will Hunting and Legally Blonde, but never comes close to being as funny or as touching as those movies at their best."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"The movie stirs up a thoroughly relatable swirl of youthful tentativeness, raging hormones, and the thrill and angst that come with new independence - all the things running through a good kid's head at 17."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"The film heaps on events and obstacles far too liberally for its skimpy frame."
‑ Jesse Cataldo, Slant Magazine
"As ungainly and unkempt as its teen protagonist."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"Despite some tonal inconsistencies and ill-fitting stabs at whimsy, all-around good performances, Fine's snappy script, and Michael Hoskins' original illustrations elevate Cherry into a sensitively felt and fundamentally sweet coming-of-age pic."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"A smart, funny, genuinely heartfelt and uplifting coming-of-age story."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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