Under the Cherry Moon 1986

Under the Cherry Moon

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Under the Cherry Moon may satisfy the most rabid Prince fans, but everyone else will be better served with this vanity project's far superior soundtrack.

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News of a trust-fund beauty (Kristin Scott Thomas) inspires the pianist (Prince) at a hotel in Nice on the Riviera.

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Critic Reviews for Under the Cherry Moon

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (23)

  • Should you subject yourself or your loved ones to Under the Cherry Moon, my family recommends following it up-quickly- with Purple Rain or Sign 'o' the Times as a palate cleanser.

    January 25, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Cherry Moon had some potential as a cultish Trading Places. But it drowns in its pretenses. No doubt, Prince fancies himself an auteur in his directing debut. But he has no restraint, no true vision. It's as if we've all been mooned.

    April 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • In Under the Cherry Moon, Prince does more for movie musicals than any performer since Frank Sinatra and more for bared midriffs than any sex symbol since Little Egypt. Forgive me, Madonna, but it's true.

    April 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • In Under the Cherry Moon, the self-styled auteur is obviously aiming for a romantic tragedy with occasional lighthearted moments. What he ends up with, however, is purest camp.

    April 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [An] absurdly bad movie.

    January 16, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] faux-'30s goof about an impish gigolo who woos and abuses a rich debutante.

    September 7, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Under the Cherry Moon

  • Dec 06, 2012
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2009
    Reminds me of the time I poured chocolate all over Sheena E., or was that Morris? Eeeh-hee!
    Brett W Super Reviewer

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