Cherish by Finn Taylor |Finn Taylor, Robin Tunney, Tim Blake Nelson, Brad Hunt | 796019777599 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Cherish

Cherish

Director: Finn Taylor

Cast: Finn Taylor, Robin Tunney, Tim Blake Nelson, Brad Hunt

     
 

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Finn Taylor's quirky comedy Cherish concerns Zoe (Robin Tunney), a woman unlucky in love. She is berated at work and always seems to strike out with the opposite sex. After being asked by an attractive co-worker (Jason Priestley) to dance at a party, Zoe is kidnapped by a stalker who has fallen in love with her. During a scuffle, they accidentally kill a police

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Finn Taylor's quirky comedy Cherish concerns Zoe (Robin Tunney), a woman unlucky in love. She is berated at work and always seems to strike out with the opposite sex. After being asked by an attractive co-worker (Jason Priestley) to dance at a party, Zoe is kidnapped by a stalker who has fallen in love with her. During a scuffle, they accidentally kill a police officer. The stalker disappears and Zoe is charged with the crime. Soon she is under house arrest. The technician in charge of her ankle bracelet (Tim Blake Nelson) is as socially awkward as she is. Soon they grow close and he gets her a nine-hour window in which the pair tries to find the stalker and clear her name. Rocker Liz Phair and Saturday Night Live alumnus Nora Dunn round out the cast of this film that was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
Finn Taylor's Cherish is an endearingly offbeat romantic comedy that loses some of its goofy charm when it becomes a more conventional thriller late in the film. Writer/director Taylor (Dream With the Fishes) gets strong performances from his talented cast, particularly Robin Tunney (The Craft) in the lead role, playing Zoe, a classic rock-obsessed social misfit whose life is actually improved when she's placed under house arrest. Tunney is alone onscreen for much of the film, and her charm and energy carry the movie. Tim Blake Nelson of Minority Report is also very good as Daly, the shy and uptight technician who tends to Zoe's ankle bracelet. The film has an enjoyably quirky unpredictability for most of its running time, as Zoe tries to figure out how far she can get from her apartment without alerting the police, gets to know Max (Ricardo Gil), the wheelchair-bound dwarf who lives downstairs, and calls in requests for syrupy old love songs to the local oldies station. The music (including "classics" from 10cc's "I'm Not in Love" to Human League's "(Keep Feeling) Fascination") provides an effective and oddly creepy counterpoint to the action onscreen. Taylor's film falters when he introduces an unconvincing backstory out of the blue in the film's climactic moments in order to fully explain Zoe's predicament. While it's mildly disappointing that Cherish doesn't sustain its low-key tone and unique personality throughout its running time, this lapse doesn't seriously detract from Taylor's impressive accomplishments.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
UPC:
0796019777599
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Genius Entertainment
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:40:00

Special Features

An exclusive look at the film festival!; Festival background; Festival trivia; "Man on the Street" vignettes; Awards; Interview with director

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Tunney Zoe
Tim Blake Nelson Daly
Brad Hunt D. J.
Liz Phair Brynn
Jason Priestley Andrew
Nora Dunn Bell
Lindsay Crouse Therapist
Ricardo Gil Max
Kenny Kwong Yung
Stephen Polk Joyce
Kelvin Han Yee Officer Yee
Karena Davis Woman in Bar
Scott Breitenstein Offier Ruiz
Tim Griffin Officer Griffin
Kathleen Stefano Head Prison Guard
Alex Gonzalez Kid #1
Kellan Patrick Kid #2
Adam Del Rio Jimmy
Nina Du Val Wife
Daniel DeShara Husband
Sumalee G. Montano Officer Montano
Bill Ferrell Heavier Officer
Phil LaMarr Yoga Instructor
Jeremy Toback Record Store Owner
Veronica Brown Woman in Apartment
Tim Wiggins Motorist
Michael Vaughn Breitenstein Officer 'Hand Bitten'
Banks McClintock Engineer
Matthew King Young Man on Train
Mary Saudargas Woman
Sophia Sharp New Waitress
Todd Stoneman Hustler
Matte Finish Woman Behind Bars
Beth Daly Computer

Technical Credits
Finn Taylor Director,Screenwriter
Mark de Gli Antoni Score Composer
Jeff Boortz Executive Producer
Amy Brownson Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Burton Producer
Lisa Clark Set Decoration/Design
Don Day Production Designer
Curran G. Engel Asst. Director
Guy M. Harrington Art Director
Rick LeCompte Editor
Joseph Middleton Casting,Co-producer
A. Michael Miller Co-producer
David Nelson Sound Editor
Charles Raggio Musical Direction/Supervision
John Sideropoulos Executive Producer
Steven Siebert Executive Producer
Barry Stone Cinematographer
Johnny Wow Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cherish
2. Opening Credits [7:33]
3. The Jukebox [7:47]
4. Is it Too Tight? [8:01]
5. Chew Off Your Foot [8:30]
6. Delivering Groceries [9:29]
7. A Way Out [9:47]
8. Loneliness [8:00]
9. Prepare for Company [8:33]
10. The Boombox [8:52]
11. The Apartment [9:42]
12. What Are You Doing? [8:27]
13. End Credits [4:07]

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