Last night, Apple TV + debuted with award player Cherry and released a teaser trailer. The former was an attempt to spark a little Oscar craze, while the latter made the audience aware of the film’s existence. After all, the film shows how Tom Holland reunites with his directors Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (Joe Russo and Anthony Russo). So it makes sense to remind people of this. Is it a potential end-of-season spoiler? Well, that remains to be seen, but I was among the press that saw the film yesterday so I have a little idea. More on that below and the teaser trailer, which is basically just a short clip.
The film is a crime drama that tries to tell a classic story in a new way. The official recap from Apple TV + reads as follows: “Cherry” follows the wild journey of a disenfranchised young Ohio man who meets the love of his life only to risk losing it through a series of bad choices and challenging life circumstances. Inspired by the bestselling novel of the same name, “Cherry” shows Tom Holland in the title role as a carefree figure who has dropped out of college to work in Iraq as an army medic and is only anchored by his one true love, Emily (Ciara Bravo). When Cherry returns home a war hero, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD and the spirals of drug addiction, and surrounds himself with a menagerie of depraved outsiders. Cherry empties his finances and turns to bank robbery to fund his addiction. In this way, his relationship with Emily is destroyed. Bred to screen in bold, grainy fashion by visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo, “Cherry” is a darkly humorous, steadfast coming-of-age story of a man in a universal quest for purpose and human connection. “
After seeing the film, I can vouch for Tom Holland’s excellent. The film itself has some inspired and some clichéd moments, but Holland, as we’ll see as Ciara Bravo, does a very good job. More on that next month, but now get to know Cherry with this clip / teaser:
Stay tuned to learn more about Cherry!
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