Chéri (2009)

It is turn of the century in Belle Epoque Paris and a scandalous romp is underfoot. The sensational tale begins as the ravishing Lea contemplates retirement from her renowned stature as Paris' most envied seductress to the rich and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 26, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A too-short script and a romance lacking in heat detracts from an otherwise haughty charmer.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

A movie like Cheri needs the time and space of The Age of Innocence. Instead, it's rushed along in an hour and 40 minutes.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Cheri is a serviceable period piece, but not much more.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Despite its promising pedigree, Cheri doesn't ever find its way.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

It's the kind of refined, delicate acting Pfeiffer does so well, and it's a further reminder of how much we've missed her since she's been away.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Michelle Pfeiffer is quite good, but the script leaves Kathy Bates -- talented as she is -- with a bit of a cartoonish performance.

Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Pfeiffer maintains her poise throughout. It's not her performance that limits Chéri, it's the script, which too thin to support the emotional weight it's expected to bear.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

These two lovebirds are playfully mismatched, and that's just why they fall for each other.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Where is the passion? Where is the heat?

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Insubstantial bit of fluff, with whores sitting around dishing each other.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Although not really involving nor exactly compelling, this romantic drama based on Colette is at least charming, with a wonderful production design and a nice… More
paul sandberg
In Cheri we have Michelle Pfeiffer giving a wonderful performance as an ageing courtisan in turn of the 20th century France (the Belle Epoque period).… More
Jim Hunter
During la belle epoque, an old courtesan and a young man fall in love, but when the man must marry, their relationship reaches an impasse.… More
Drew Smith
My DVD stopped working about ten minutes before the end of the movie. I was not upset by this. The only way it could have enhanced the experience for me was if… More
Pedro Holanda
<i> Indulge in a wicked game of seduction </i> A romantic story of a young boy who is attracted by a prostitute older than him So the movie inst… More
Jake ....
Cheri does basically everything right, but somehow it just doesn't end up being that great. Its stylish, well shot and presented, and acting is great. I… More