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by Greg Muskewitz

"Breaking records."
2 stars

Finn Taylor’s (Dream with the Fishes) tribute to Eighties music: A social misfit runs over a police officer when a psycho-stalker “invades” her vehicle.

The only problem? There’s no evidence of anyone else having been in the car. So the poor girl is put under house arrest for her sentence and must be checked-up on daily by a nerdy tech officer who has her ankle rigged to a “deadlock” device. A hollow idea, lacking structure, chemistry, discipline (in the rotation of records), and most of all in a movie like this, fun. It merely drones on, the plucky heroine determined to outsmart the “anal retentive” cop, and to prove her innocence as this faceless stalker continues to use his omniscient evilness. (Truthfully, this girl is as delusional as the pursuing DJ.) Any playful moments are swept away by the change of tone in the closing act, as Cherish turns into an amalgamation of Karate Kid and Sleeping with the Enemy.

With Robin Tunney and Tim Blake Nelson.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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originally posted: 12/19/03 23:14:32
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2002 Sundance Film Festival. For more in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival series, click here.
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2002 Seattle Film Festival. For more in the 2002 Seattle Film Festival series, click here.

User Comments

5/24/09 art ROBIN TUNNEY NEVER DID HAVE ANY PERSONALITY!,ditto for this film! 1 stars
11/09/06 Ryan_A A nice surprise. Both Tunney and the soundtrack are great. 4 stars
8/04/05 Judith Johnson Really off beat thriller and quirky love story 4 stars
4/16/04 Michael Greenwaldt An awesome little flick with great 80's tunes! Highly interesting! 4 stars
8/30/03 Donna This film needed a lot more Jason in it. Would have been a lot better with more Jason. 3 stars
6/21/03 Jack Sommersby A wonderfully offbeat surprise. A superb, sexy Tunney & A+ soundtrack 4 stars
5/22/02 David Andre A fun movie with great music 5 stars
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  07-Jun-2002 (R)
  DVD: 01-Jun-2004



Directed by
  Finn Taylor

Written by
  Finn Taylor

  Robin Tunney
  Tim Blake Nelson
  Brad Hunt
  Liz Phair
  Jason Priestley
  Nora Dunn

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