Watch: About Cherry 2012 123movies, Full Movie Online – Angelina is an 18-year-old girl not far from graduating from high school. Her boyfriend Bobby suggests that she take naked pictures of herself and sell them. She is initially hesitant, but eventually does the photo shoot and uses the money to run away to San Francisco with her best friend Andrew. At a strip club party in the city, she meets a wealthy lawyer named Francis, who offers to introduce her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. Angelina also meets Margaret who is a lesbian and a former porn star turned adult film director. She offers Angelina, now using the porn name Cherry, direction in her entry into the San Francisco porn industry. She makes several soft pornography films before deciding to do a hardcore film. After she shoots the film, an angry Francis chastises her before getting them in a car accident. she returns home to find Andrew watching one of her films. After an argument, she decides to leave and meets Margaret at a bar. They make out and go to Margaret’s apartment to have sex. She moves in with Margaret some time afterwards and becomes her lover, and takes on a new job as a porn director..
Plot: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
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What about Cherry…?
“About Cherry” does try hard to deliver, but it just doesn’t punch hard enough to make a lasting mark.
The movie trots ahead at a fairly slow, but steady, pace, which makes the movie seem to go on for a very long time. Especially where there aren’t any particular peak moments in the movie.
“About Cherry” is about a young girl who leaves her dysfunctional family behind and moves to San Francisco with her friend. Here in the new town she starts making pornography for a living and earns good money, without heeding the dark side of her job. With her family ties and friendships on the line, Cherry balances a fine line which could easily tip her over.
The story is average, although it is quite painted out in stereotypical aspects, and it is to the point where it starts to become a daytime soap show; alcoholism, pornographic business, drug abuse, family problems, and so forth.
The problem with “About Cherry” is the characters in the story, as they are unfathomably one-dimensional and just doesn’t really show much personality or give you enough of them to make you care. You just sit throughout the entire movie with a shrug and occasional shake of the head.
Be warned that there is an excessive amount of nudity and sexual references in the movie, obviously as the movie does revolve around the pornographic industry. Personally, I didn’t care much for it, because it was done to the point where it was too much, bordering on being softcore pornography at times.
Personally, I did find that most people in the movie did fair enough jobs with their given roles, but only a couple of them managed to stand out in the movie, and those were Dev Patel (playing Andrew), Heather Graham (playing Margaret) and Lili Taylor (playing Phyllis).
I am sure if you are fans of anyone in the movie, then you might find some greater enjoyment in this movie, or if you have some kind of fascination with the way the pornographic business works, then this might be something for you. But if you are watching this for entertainment, as I did, then you will not walk away with a ‘wow’ sensation, because the movie just doesn’t rock the boat.
A shallow and largely unrewarding viewing experience
I clocked this film on Sky Movies On Demand and decided to watch it based on its plot summary. The plot summary really over-sells this film and made me believe that it actually might be a good film (I didn’t look at its IMDb rating prior to watching it).
The problem with this film is that it just seems to lack any sort of depth; this extends to both the plot and its characters. With this being a drama on the porn industry, I expected it to explore the ups, downs, and consequences of one’s involvement within this industry. This film explores some of the ups quite well and we also see some of the consequences on those around Cherry as a result of her new found career. What it fails to explore is the downside and given the subject matter that’s where I thought a lot of the focus would be. Cherry takes cocaine (and seemingly ends up unaffected by this) – she falls out with her parents (and again seems unaffected by this). Cherry then has a bust up with her friend Andrew when she catches him watching porn. At this point, I thought the film was turning a corner and felt that there may be some sort of realisation or insight, but once again the writers stop that thread dead and move on to something else. Worse still, the film suggests that Cherry ends up with film director Margaret – this isn’t clear as the film shifts from them having a drink in the bar together and then finds them living together in the next scene. Did anyone else think that was a bit weird?
I think the worst part of this film is that it felt like it had no message and nothing to say; I mean Cherry is arguably happier at the end than she was at the start? She doesn’t seemed to have suffered that badly at any point during the film. Whilst I think that saying this glamorises the industry is perhaps going a bit too far, I did feel that it didn’t explore the downsides very well and for me that’s sending out a fairly dangerous message (particularly to younger viewers).
Personally, I found this film to be shallow and somewhat pointless. It didn’t really have anything to say and didn’t really explore Cherry’s relationships with her family and friends. Worse still, it failed to provide the audience with any sort of commentary. As it is it’s basically a pretentious porn film trying to masquerade as a serious drama.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Director Stephen Elliott
Writer Stephen Elliott, Lorelei Lee
Actors Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
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Printed Film Format N/A