Initially excited about this film, “About Cherry” severely drops the ball with its meandering nature and complete disregard for the talented new actress Ashley Hinshaw. With both James Franco and Dev Patel having such potential in these roles, both are squandered for no apparent reason, with all focus being placed on Hinshaw and her fall into pornography, which never really has a purpose or reason and, instead, is just something she does for money. Had she been given a reason to need money, we could have cared. Her disregard for the men around her is questionable, the drunken mother routine overplayed and unrealistic, and any attempt at a twist or development is horribly telegraphed the instance it is introduced. Without the sexy and talented Ashley Hinshaw, this film would have been a complete bust (no pun intended).
Release Date: September 21, 2012 || Director: Stephen Elliott || Distributed By: IFC Films
Rated R for sexual content, including nudity, language and some drug material