Under the Cherry Moon (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Rock-star Prince pays tribute to himself in this self-indulgent, musical follow-up to his smash hit Purple Rain. Christopher Tracy plays piano in a posh restaurant on the French Riviera. When working the bar, he is out trying to con rich women with his partner Tricky. The two try to woo an heiress worth $50 million and when her father disapproves mayhem ensues.

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Cast

Prince
as Christopher Tracy
Francesca Annis
as Mrs. Wellingotn
Steven Berkoff
as Mr. Sharon
Alexandra Stewart
as Mrs. Sharon
Pamela Ludwig
as The Girl Friend
Barbara Stall
as The Girl Friend
Karen Geerlings
as The Girl Friend
Victor Spinetti
as The Jaded Three
Jean Allaz
as Sharon Butler
Myriam Tadesse
as The Jaded Three
Moune de Vivier
as The Jaded Three
Amoury DesJardins
as Young Boy at Party
Beatrice Berthet
as Party People
Garance Tosello
as Young Girl at Party
Patrice Malenec
as Larry Minders
Azouz Saieb
as Mary's Minder
Rosette Taubert
as Sharon Maid
John Rico
as Mary's Chauffeur
Veronique DeNoyel
as Party People
Amoury des Jardins
as Young Boy at Party
Lydie Diakhate
as Party People
Patricia Poulain
as Party People
Nicky South
as Party People
Alexa Fioroni
as The Dancer
Sam Karmann
as Police Inspector
John Cooper
as Mrs. Wellington's Butler
Jobby Valente
as Champagne Lady
Nicolas Monard
as Photographer
Claude Copola
as Uniformed Policeman
Monica Quigley
as Bombshell Blonde
Giselle Finazzo
as Voluptuous Brunette
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Critic Reviews for Under the Cherry Moon

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10)

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…
Washington Post
Top Critic

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…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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…
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

[An] absurdly bad movie.

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

September 7, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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As flat and uninteresting as a newsreel from the 1930s about vacationing in the south of France.

January 15, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
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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.

Aj V
Aj V

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

Brett Warren
Brett Warren

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