Cherry (1999)





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In the romantic comedy Cherry, Leila Sweet (Shalom Harlow) has begun to hear the faint rumblings of her biological clock at the age of 29. This isn't unusual in itself, but Leila's key obstacle in her dilemma about having a child is rather uncommon -- she's still a virgin. Leila was stood up at the altar ten years ago and promptly swore off men forever; since then, she graduated from Harvard and moved to New York City, where she runs a muffin shop and keeps a dog for company. Leila is now determined to have a baby but isn't willing to forgive the enemy in the process, so she begins advertising for sperm donors willing to assist in artificial insemination. However, most of the respondents remind her why she gave up on men in the first place. Circumstances soon force her to take a closer look at two of her neighbors who seem fond of her -- a professional clown named Eddie (Donovan Leitch) and a gynecologist named, we kid you not, Beverly Kirk (Jake Weber). While Leila weighs her options, Beverly meets a pair of sweet-natured street kids in dire need of a loving mother. Shalom Harlow, who played Matt Dillon's dim-witted super model girlfriend in In & Out, gives an able comic performance as the most beautiful 29-year-old virgin in New York in this film, which was screened at the 1999 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
R (for language)
Comedy , Romance
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Cypress Films


Laurel Holloman
as Evy Sweet
Donovan Leitch
as Eddie the Clown
Joseph Pierson
as Leila's Dad
Jake Weber
as Beverly Kirk
Shalom Harlow
as Leila Sweet
Erik Jensen
as Man No. 3
Matt Servitto
as Customer
Jack Gilpin
as Preacher
Gil Rogers
as Ernest
Tim Bohn
as Donald
Mark Schulte
as Man No. 5
Bernie Friedman
as Drunk Guy
Francesca DiMauro
as Yumi Katsura Clerk
Jim Grollman
as Man at Window
Jan Austell
as Donald's Father
Julie Robbins
as Leila's Mom
John Dapolito
as Bartender
Drenda Spohnholtz
as Dog Woman
Beth McGuire
as Donald's Mother
Phebe Pierson
as Little Leila
Helen Pierson
as Little Evy
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Audience Reviews for Cherry


Somehow this plot made for a wonderful viewing experience. It was a unique idea with a cast of strange and lovable characters.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

Hilarious movie! Shalom Harlow is intriguing in this.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

For some reason I really liked this movie. Jake Weber is excellent in his role as Dr. Beverly Kirk. There were a few things in it i didn't like but overall loved the romance between Leila and Dr. Kirk.

Carissa V
Carissa V

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