Review: Cherry (2022 Tribeca Film Festival)

Title: Cherry
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
Director: Sophie Galibert
Starring: Alexandria Trewhitt, Hannah Alline, Angela Nichols
Runtime: 1 hr 16 mins

What It Is: Cherry (Trewhitt) is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young person. She’s also just lost her job at a magic shop. Now she’s just received some unexpected news…she’s pregnant with her boyfriend’s baby. Now she has an entire weekend to decide whether to keep the baby or terminate it. What will she do? What’s best for her? Why is her boyfriend such a douche? These are questions she’ll have to consider as she makes this humongous decision.

What We Think: This film lives and dies on the performance of its lead actress Alexandria Trewhitt. Luckily for this film, her wit and charm carry the material (which was already pretty good). What you get is a a film that isn’t heavy handed in delivering it’s message, even if it’s an important one. This is a Gen-Z reality check that every generation has had before. Sophia Galibert impresses from behind the lens. Trewhitt works through this tricky piece with aplomb. I walked away from this with a great sense about the film. It’s feel good in the weirdest sense. You’re with Cherry. You’re empowered to make this life changing decision with her. One thing is clear though…her boyfriends a douche.

Our Grade: A, One of the best surprises of the year is this small little film that never over stays its welcome. At only 76 minutes there’s something to be said about that. I wish more movies would just be under an hour and a half. I recommend this movie but if you’re not someone who can deal with female bodily autonomy then maybe don’t see the film because it’ll trigger you and we don’t need that. So yes, this movie is good but definitely stands to upset those that are snowflakes about women wanting to make decisions about themselves.