Watch: Cherry 2021 123movies, Full Movie Online – Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq – anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world..
Plot: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq – anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 32,728|
|37% | RottenTomatoes|
|44/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 1035 Popularity: 29.281 | TMDB|
Tom Holland and Joe and Anthony Russo have teamed up again but this time on a project which is about as far away from the Marvel universe as possible. Based on the book Nico Walker; “Cherry” is a compelling tale told in segments that depict a different style and phase of the main character’s life.
Holland stars as a young man who is trying to find a direction in his life. He meets a young girl named Emily (Ciara Bravo), and soon begins a relationship with her. This phase of the film plays out as a Young Romance film and the audience is given a good look at their world.
When Emily decides to move to Montreal to go to school and escape the issues she has’ Cherry goes into a downward spiral and enlists in the Army as a way to escape his pain and to try to find direction.
The film takes a dramatic turn at this point as Emily and Cherry reunite and marries but he is facing his pending military service which will split the couple. The film then pivots and becomes a war movie as we see Cherry go through Basic Training and then is deployed to Afghanistan as a medic. The horrors he experiences during his two years in the service traumatize him and he returns home to Emily with a severe case of PTSD which complicates their life and relationship.
The film then pivots again to show a descent into depression and drug addiction as Cherry and Emily fall deeply into the spell of drugs which causes Cherry to become more and more desperate to fund their habit which soon includes bank robbery.
While the film is deeply dark and depressing; there is a thread of hope throughout the film as despite their numerous issues; the bond between Emily and Cherry remains despite challenges well beyond what any normal relationship faces.
The honest and brutal nature of the story is amplified by the fact that this is a true story based on the life of Nico Walker. There have been films that depict the challenges facing Vets such as “The Deer Hunter” “Coming Home”, and “Born on the 4th of July”, which underscores the struggles that Vietnam Vets faced after their service. While “Cherry” looks at a modern conflict; it underscores how Vets are still struggling to get the care they need as many survivors to return broken and unable to resume their lives.
Holland and Bravo have solid chemistry with one another and the story is gripping and engaging throughout. Seeing Holland in a much more mature and darker role than we are used to seeing him in shows that he has a range of talents and is very capable of taking on a variety of parts.
Joe and Anthony Russo moved well from their recent Marvel films to a deeply personal and troubling story and the fact that they cover the multiple genres in each of the film segments shows they are very talented filmmakers with a bright future.
Do not be shocked to see “Cherry” come up at the next awards season as it is a film not to be missed and you can see it on Apple TV on March 12th. and cinemas on February 26th.
4.5 stars out of 5
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I’ve been an advocate for Apple TV+ since I saw Servant. I genuinely believe it’s the most underrated streaming service out there, especially in my country. Even though I’ve only watched one TV show, I’ve yet to seriously dislike a single film (Wolfwalkers, Palmer, On the Rocks), which only elevated my already high expectations for Cherry. I sincerely appreciate the magnificent, genre-defining work that the Russo Brothers did in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, mainly with the last Avengers flicks, so I’d always be interested in seeing how they handle things outside of the MCU. Cast Tom Holland (The Devil All the Time, Onward) as the protagonist, and you’ve got yourself one of the most anticipated movies of the first half of 2021.
One of the best attributes of the Russo Brothers’ filmmaking style is their incredible capability of tackling an overwhelming amount of distinct storylines and characters without ruining the film’s pacing, tone, and narrative structure. “Less is more” is not exactly a guideline followed by these directors, which is far from being an issue in the superhero genre. However, when it comes to a smaller movie like Cherry, the combination of genres and different narratives deeply hurts the overarching story. What starts as a simple, cute love story transitions to a heavy war action-drama and ends with a monotonous, dull, slow-paced plot surrounding drug addiction, PTSD, and bank robberies.
These three storylines have served as individual premises to hundreds of films throughout cinema history. This doesn’t mean they can’t be developed in a single movie, but Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Goldberg’s screenplay needed to be better structured. The first half of the film is quite captivating and entertaining, to say the least. Cherry (Tom Holland) and Emily (Ciara Bravo) are two compelling characters who get emotionally attached naturally, making the eventual dilemma that leads Cherry to join the army pretty convincing, besides being a reasonably common situation. In this first genre shift, the tone changes without issues, and the entire war plot is definitely worth the viewer’s investment.
This portion of the movie is where the directors shine. High production value goes into creating riveting action set pieces, and Newton Thomas Sigel’s energetic camera work elevates every major sequence. Marvel fans will surely be delighted during this subplot, but the film’s biggest problem comes with its second half. Featuring an extremely abrupt genre transition, Cherry goes downhill throughout its last 80 minutes or so, drowning itself in a pool of taboo subjects. From the drastic drop in pace to the dismal tone, Cherry and Emily go through a painfully repetitive, cliche drug addiction story. Adding PTSD and silly bank robberies to the mix doesn’t work at all.
Overall, it’s an incredibly messy screenplay that tries to do too much, but the Russo Brothers’ overwhelming directing method also doesn’t quite work for the movie. Excess of slow-motion, an all-over-the-place score (Henry Jackman) – it’s actually quite good, just not used appropriately – and numerous camera angles that, despite delivering gorgeous shots, distract the viewer from the actual story, which should be the main focus. Cherry feels like a showcase for what the famous brothers can do with a smaller budget. While they’re successful in demonstrating their talent behind the camera, it’s not something they needed to prove to the audience, who just wants to watch a film with great story and characters, not be confused by technical wonders that have no place in this movie.
In the middle of the directing and writing chaos, Tom Holland sweeps in and delivers his career-best performance. In my humble opinion, I strongly believe he could be an Oscar-winner by the end of the decade. At 26-years-old, Holland shows an exceptional emotional range, particularly powerful in interpreting the most solemn emotions. Add a fantastic physical display, and you’ve got yourself an actor who can basically do anything. With this role, Holland deeply explores his acting skills, performing shocking scenes that everyone will find hard to watch due to his all-out commitment. Ciara Bravo might start as just a “pretty face”, but the problematic second half actually helps her get out of her shell and step up her game. Excellent portrayal, surprising even from someone who doesn’t have that big of a feature-film career.
Cherry is an indisputable mess, but it hangs on due to a captivating first half, a career-best performance from Tom Holland, and an overall well-shot film. The frustrating, damaging mishmash of genres might originate from the rumpled screenplay, but the unnecessary directing showcase for the Russo Brothers also hurts the multiple-narrative movie. The generic yet accurate “less is more” motto wasn’t used during the making of this film, something proved by the sumptuous yet distracting camera angles, a gripping yet all-over-the-place score, and an impactful yet excessive use of slow-motion. The first part boasts a compelling, entertaining storyline featuring an authentic love story and a war drama packed with outstanding action set pieces. However, its other half heavily drops the pacing and depressingly changes the tone, leading the viewer into a tiresome, formulaic, much less interesting storyline. Despite all that, Holland’s impressive interpretation will leave no one indifferent, grabbing the audience’s attention until the very end and elevating every single scene. Ciara Bravo works beautifully as the female counterpart, delivering a surprising performance. In the end, I do recommend it, even though I expected a lot more from the people involved.
Pretty damn good
I don’t understand the low ratings. All this film does is show how much range Tom Holland and the Russo brothers have, that their not confined to the Marvel movies. Just watch and form your own opinion. Its good.
Wow. What a great piece of cinematic art. Tom Holland completely catches me off guard with this one. Because I was expecting the typical slightly above average, predictable type of movie. Now, after watching it it feels like I’ve discovered something new in movies in Tom Holland. Last time saw him he was Spiderman. Now he is a complex character I can relate to and sympathize with. This movie needs to be watched at a time you have said time to really invest in it. Enjoy this Shawshank Redemption meets Forest Gump type of movie. I loved it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 22 min (142 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer Angela Russo-Otstot, Jessica Goldberg, Nico Walker
Actors Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.50 : 1 (basic training sequence), 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Ranger Monstro, Bausch & Lomb Super Baltar Lenses (one scene), Sony CineAlta Venice, Hawk class-X, V-Lite, Leitz M 0.8, Lomography Petzval, Sigma Cine, Todd-AO and Arri Shift & Tilt Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format AXS-R7, Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format) (one scene), Todd-AO 35 (anamorphic) (source format), X-OCN ST (4K) (6K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (UHD)