Under the Cherry Moon
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Diminutive pop star Prince plays another variation on the suave gigolo in this vanity piece. Set on the French Riviera, the story follows Christopher Tracy as he plays piano in a bistro and woos rich Continental ladies for dollars. Tracy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 24, 2004
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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

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

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Charles Taylor

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: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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!