Cherry was such a strange watch for me. For the most part, the film was a 5/10. I was generally uninterested for the most part; but then the third act happened. The film spent so much time developing the characters and relationships, and when everything came together, it was just great cinema. The pacing was iffy, it was rather quick in the war portion of the film, but then slowed a lot in the third act. I think that when the film was finally doing what it was supposed to do, it was at its best. And the amazing soundtrack gets played so much more at the end; seriously, the soundtrack carried a lot in this movie.
The acting was flawless too. I never really took Tom Holland seriously as an actor until I saw Cherry. He's got tons of talent and I'm looking forward for what he's got next. The makeup was also very well done. When you pair great makeup and great acting, you get a level of realism that's just unnerving to watch. Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo genuinely look sickly, and it really shows you the horrors of addiction and PTSD.
Overall, I think this is a film that you have to watch for yourself. Some might really hate it, others might really like it. It does get a little hard to watch at times, because of its 2hr20min runtime, but I think it was well worth it.
Crime / Drama
Crime / Drama
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.
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
March 18, 2021 at 05:59 PM