Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 23, 2012
    63
    Where About Cherry fails is in its depiction of interpersonal relationships. Nearly all of them are flat and uninspired.
  2. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Sep 19, 2012
    58
    Demanding everyone accept you as you are can be a way of refusing to compromise, and the film's failure to explore this aspect of the lifestyle its portraying is almost as disappointing as moralizing would be.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Sep 18, 2012
    50
    James Franco's role hardly exists. He's a doped-up cipher who attends museum openings and drives his car into a cement wall, looking as bored and out of place as he did hosting the Academy Awards.
  4. Reviewed by: Roderick Hudson
    Sep 18, 2012
    50
    Setting out to reassure that certain decisions do not necessarily have fatal consequences for one's sexual morality, though, About Cherry only manages to seem inconsequential.
  5. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Sep 16, 2012
    50
    The lack of plausible conflict mars the movie's highly commendable depiction of San Francisco as a the new porn capital.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 20, 2012
    40
    The fatal flaw of this well-acted movie, whose creators are sex industry veterans, is its refusal to examine Angelina's occupation from outside the bubble. You might even call it a recruitment film.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 3, 2012
    38
    Prostitutes have inspired some of the most unforgettable characters in fiction. As for all of its effect on Angelina, she might as well have saved herself the wear and tear and stayed in the laundry.
  8. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 21, 2012
    25
    This is just a slow-moving skin flick broken up by lots of boring discussions about Cherry's future.
  9. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Sep 18, 2012
    20
    Given that porn star and academic Lorelei Lee cowrote the script, we can assume that the film's portrayal of the cine-erotica industry is accurate. Which simply means that, while totally botching little things like how people speak, act and live in the real world, the film gets at least one thing right.
  10. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 20, 2012
    0
    Ah, perfect: A banal story to go with intermittently banal porn.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Mar 10, 2013
    6
    When it comes for real addicted movies, I think this movie wins every award and heart. About Cherry isn't bad. It's actually a movie for every drama film lover. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    0
    The film just doesn't provide the plot anyone will ever look for.
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    2
    Great cast, crappy script, horrid production. I was waiting for the story to evolve - it never did! There was no story. About Cherry is really about nothing! There was no emotion, no care, no conflict that had any meaning. The movie was completely pointless. I didn't care for any of the characters. Their develoment was stale.

    Horrid!

    Don't waste your time!
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