Under the Cherry Moon
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

A pianist working on the French Riviera in the 1940s attempts to find romance and fortune by wooing a wealthy heiress but faces trouble from her disapproving father. This poorly received musical drama, directed by and starring rock musician… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

[An] absurdly bad movie.

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Walter Goodman
New York Times

For all those out there who can't get enough of Prince, Under the Cherry Moon may be just the antidote.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The whole film plays exactly for what it is, one long essay in ego massaging.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Ss flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

Prince wants to ride atop the float, receiving the crowd's adulation, but he's also larking about down in the street, happy to be one of the clowns.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Makes you forget how good "Purple Rain" is.

Time Out

Shot in black-and-white in an attempt to evoke the sophisticated burr of '40s films, its intent is hamstrung by over-familiar gags, though the script comes more to life when Prince and Benton lapse into black street talk.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

At least Prince's narcissism is easier to take than Stallone's or Rob Lowe's: he doesn't regard the rest of the world as an insult to his estimable self.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Just buy the soundtrack. The movie's an embarrasment.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This movie was very funny, I would have rated it lower if it didn't keep making me laugh. Prince normally seems to have a very serious personality with… More
Brett Warren
Reminds me of the time I poured chocolate all over Sheena E., or was that Morris? Eeeh-hee!