• Released
  • September 21, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 42 min
  • Drama
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Where About Cherry fails is in its depiction of interpersonal relationships. Nearly all of them are flat and uninspired.
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58

The A.V. Club

Demanding everyone accept you as you are can be a way of refusing to compromise, and the film's failure to explore this aspect of the lifestyle its portraying is almost as disappointing as moralizing would be.
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50

Village Voice

Setting out to reassure that certain decisions do not necessarily have fatal consequences for one's sexual morality, though, About Cherry only manages to seem inconsequential.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
James Franco's role hardly exists. He's a doped-up cipher who attends museum openings and drives his car into a cement wall, looking as bored and out of place as he did hosting the Academy Awards.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Joseph Jon Lanthier
The lack of plausible conflict mars the movie's highly commendable depiction of San Francisco as a the new porn capital.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The fatal flaw of this well-acted movie, whose creators are sex industry veterans, is its refusal to examine Angelina's occupation from outside the bubble. You might even call it a recruitment film.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Prostitutes have inspired some of the most unforgettable characters in fiction. As for all of its effect on Angelina, she might as well have saved herself the wear and tear and stayed in the laundry.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This is just a slow-moving skin flick broken up by lots of boring discussions about Cherry's future.
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Given that porn star and academic Lorelei Lee cowrote the script, we can assume that the film's portrayal of the cine-erotica industry is accurate. Which simply means that, while totally botching little things like how people speak, act and live in the real world, the film gets at least one thing right.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Ah, perfect: A banal story to go with intermittently banal porn.
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33 out of 100
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