Under the Cherry Moon (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)



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


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
Beatrice Berthet
as Party People
Amoury DesJardins
as Young Boy at Party
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
Amoury des Jardins
as Young Boy at Party
Veronique DeNoyel
as Party People
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 Bu...
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 (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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
Top Critic

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
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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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

Brett Warren

Super Reviewer

Corny cheesy and bad acting. Loved that it was shot in black and white. made everything seem so much more beautiful and romantic. Plus I lobe Prince.

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