plays gynecologist Beverly Kirk, described as "sweet" and "shy."
Virgin Leila (Shalom Harlow) is looking to get pregnant
without any complications like love or commitment. But
sometimes love's right under your nose. Or, in this case,
right near the stirrups. (Sorry, couldn't help it!)
have a link to Cherry's trailer - you can
access the Quicktime video clip here (which is roughly 4.0
MB and will take several minutes to download). But it's very,
very worth it. Impatient?
Slow connection and want spoilers for the trailer? Here's
our absurdly detailed play-by-play here:
trailer starts by introducing Leila, who after being dumped
at the altar has decided to give up on love. Cut to her sitting
in a park staring at a little girl, and then announcing that
she wants to have a baby. And then--Jake's glorious self appears!
He's featured rather nicely, as he shyly asks her for coffee
and gets turned down. Leila is still determined to avoid men.
But, as the announcer says (and we see Jake appear onscreen
in his doctor's coat) "sometimes you meet someone who
changes your mind." Cut to Leila's gynecologist appointment
as she meets Beverly for the first time. "This really
is quite the horrifying coincidence," Beverly says.
"Horrifying?" Leila questions - maybe she's
not all that upset to see Beverly again, even though he's about
to use a speculum on her.
we watch Leila's attempts to interview sperm donors for her
baby, including several awful candidates. Finally we see dear
Beverly again, this time asking Leila to go out with him. She
hesitates...how will she respond? Then we get a shot of Beverly
fumbling and tripping in his office (aw!).
part's great: the announcer says "Shalom Harlow..."
(shot of Shalom-as-Leila) "...and Jake Weber..."
(shot of Jake-as-Beverly, wearing a leather jacket looking behind
his shoulder...hotcha!). A friend of Leila's says "Who's
he?" and we hear a male voice say pointedly, "That's
Dr. Beverly!" - then we get yet another
shot of Jake-as-Beverly, in a suit, in slo-mo yet! Clearly highlighting
the announcer finishes with: "...CHERRY."
nauseating detail, huh? But I just had to go overboard, since
this is Jake's first featured romantic role in a trailer, and
it's clear that they're playing him up as a hottie. Those breathless
characters at the end...that's Dr. Beverly indeed! Mmm
you go to Blockbuster's
Cherry page, you can also get a relatively detailed blurb
about the film itself. Though not as detailed as the above trailer
play-by-play! Sad, huh? <grin>
from Janet Maslin's review of "Cherry" in the New York Times:
produced and directed by Joseph Pierson and Jon Glascoe,
is a romantic comedy in which a supermodel, Shalom Harlow,
plays a faux naive 29-year-old virgin, attracting suitors
who include a bashful gynecologist and a clown. Toxic
as that sounds, this modest, easygoing date movie has
its charms. Not least of them are good humor and the
refreshing absence of any misanthropic edge. ...[Shalom
Harlow is] surrounded by a solid group of supporting
actors, among them Isaach de Bankole (who can bring
winking panache to any comedy), Heather Matarazzo and
Jake Weber. Mr. Weber is sweetly appealing in the
film's dreamboat role, despite the gynecological humor
that comes with him. ...[S]omehow "Cherry" winds
up funnier and more warmhearted than it had any reason