Cherry (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2011
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kyle Smith
New York Post

An attempted mashup of "Gilmore Girls" and "The Graduate," "Cherry" fails to be either raunchy or sweet.

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Ronnie Scheib

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.

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Charles Ealy
Austin American-Statesman

Why's it special? Partly because of the performances. Partly because of the depth of characterization. Partly because of assured direction.

Mike Hale
New York Times

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.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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.

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Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

The film heaps on events and obstacles far too liberally for its skimpy frame.

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Simon Abrams
Village Voice

As ungainly and unkempt as its teen protagonist.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A smart, funny, genuinely heartfelt and uplifting coming-of-age story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Another movie that on the surface looks like a raunchy comedy in the old National Lampoon mold. It is a bit more smartly written and the performers are able to… More
Mark Abell
This was a pleasant surprise. Funny how some films that appear to be pure fluff, judging by the cover art and the description can turn out to be unknown gems. I… More
Nick Grimm
This movie was better than expected. I knew I'd like it, because it falls right into line with other independent drama/comedy/coming of age films that I… More