Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

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Movie Info

A pianist working on the French Riviera in the 1940s attempts to find romance and fortune by wooing a wealthy heiress but faces trouble from her disapproving father. This poorly received musical drama, directed by and starring rock musician Prince, was often criticized as extravagantly self-indulgent.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Becky Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 2004
Runtime:
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Cast


as Christopher Tracy

as Mrs. Wellingotn

as Mr. Sharon

as Mrs. Sharon

as The Girl Friend

as The Girl Friend

as The Girl Friend

as The Jaded Three

as Sharon Butler

as The Jaded Three

as The Jaded Three

as Party People

as Young Boy at Party

as Young Girl at Party

as Larry Minders

as Mary's Minder

as Sharon Maid

as Mary's Chauffeur

as Young Boy at Party

as Party People

as Party People

as Party People

as Party People

as The Dancer

as Police Inspector

as Mrs. Wellington's Bu...

as Champagne Lady

as Photographer

as Uniformed Policeman

as Bombshell Blonde

as Voluptuous Brunette
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Critic Reviews for Under the Cherry Moon

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

[An] absurdly bad movie.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Ss flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Variety
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Shot in black-and-white in an attempt to evoke the sophisticated burr of '40s films, its intent is hamstrung by over-familiar gags, though the script comes more to life when Prince and Benton lapse into black street talk.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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For all those out there who can't get enough of Prince, Under the Cherry Moon may be just the antidote.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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At least Prince's narcissism is easier to take than Stallone's or Rob Lowe's: he doesn't regard the rest of the world as an insult to his estimable self.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Prince wants to ride atop the float, receiving the crowd's adulation, but he's also larking about down in the street, happy to be one of the clowns.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Salon.com
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Under the Cherry Moon

This movie was very funny, I would have rated it lower if it didn't keep making me laugh. Prince normally seems to have a very serious personality with his music, so it's refreshing, surprising and funny to see him joking around. This was also a good movie considering that he directed it too, it's not easy to do both, especially when you're not actually a professional film director. The sets and cinematography are beautiful too, they're in tune with his music. The one thing I would like to say I didn't expect, was the ending. I wasn't sure whether it was the right kind of ending or not. On one hand it was realistic, but on the other hand, it feels like a let down. But overall I liked it.

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AJ Verser

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Reminds me of the time I poured chocolate all over Sheena E., or was that Morris? Eeeh-hee!

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Brett Warren

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