• Released
  • September 21, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 42 min
  • Drama
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About Cherry Synopsis
A troubled young woman moves to San Francisco where she gets involved in pornography.
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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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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...
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Village Voice

Setting out to reassure that certain decisions do not necessarily have fatal consequences for one's sexual morality, though, About Cherry...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Ah, perfect: A banal story to go with intermittently banal porn.
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Rated NR