I imagine if I went and looked up "vanity project" on the internet the first link would be Under the Cherry Moon. I mean Prince created a film that he stars in, performs the music for, and directs. In it he plays an allegedly talented and handsome man who every single character seems to be attracted to except for old men. So he's successful in life and love and yet he also is the rough guy from the other side of the tracks who can get offended when a rich girl isn't instantly in love with him? Yes, he allows himself to have it both ways in this film. He even manages to find a script that gives him hundreds of extremely awful kisses with Kristin Scott Thomas. I have never squirmed in my seat so much from watching 2 people kiss. Thomas could not look less attracted to Prince. In fact, the story might have worked better if Jerome Benton played the love interest because those 2 guys had better chemistry than Kristin Scott Thomas had with anyone in this movie. I've never seen an actress stick out so awkwardly and give me that feeling that she just didn't want to be there as much as KST in this film. I'm not going to waste time detailing all the many failures in Under the Cherry Moon, because they are too countless to name. There is no good acting, no good dialogue, the music doesn't fit the scenes, the comedy is a failure, and they even filmed it in pretentious black-and-white as if it was attempting some old Hollywood vibe. The only redeeming quality is that there were a couple of moments where I laughed at how awful the film was, but unintentional comedy doesn't win any points from me and didn't stop me from wanting to turn the movie off more than once. Under the Cherry Moon is possibly the worst movie I've ever seen.