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SXSW 2010: Trailer for CHERRY

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
March 10th, 2010

Every now and then, a film comes along that has this certain charm that completely wins over audiences. GARDEN STATE comes to mind as one of these films, and I certainly get that vibe from the trailer of CHERRY. The film portrays a wild child mother, her equally wild daughter, and their peculiar and inappropriate relationship with a boy.

The film was written and directed by Jeffery Fine, and stars Kyle Gallner, who previously showed his acting chops in HBO's "Big Love," and is one of the stars of the upcoming A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake. The film's world premiere is at SXSW next week.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-eUQW8OKhs[/youtube]

Kyle Gallner showing off his talent in this film is enough of a sell for me, but Fine's script seems really well written and fun. File this under "don't miss at SXSW."

Official Synopsis:
"Meet Aaron (Kyle Gallner), a bright but sheltered freshman embarking on a new Ivy League adventure and all that it entails.  But life turns out to be more complicated than dorm parties, freshmen co-eds and the college’s elite engineering program when Aaron meets Linda (Laura Allen).  He soon gets an unexpected education from this vivacious former wild-child who has returned to college to straighten out her life.

When Linda invites him home for dinner, Aaron thinks he's getting lucky.  Instead he meets Beth (Brittany Robertson), Linda's punky, sarcastic and intense 14-year-old daughter who immediately develops an aggressive crush on him.

Caught between his feelings for Linda and Beth’s feelings for him, Aaron quickly learns the romantic math doesn't work in either direction, as he is drawn into a dysfunctional triangle and begins to learn that life can be more complicated than any engineering equation."

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  • paul25

    Looking Forward to SXSW so many cool films and music are gonna be there, i hear We Are Future Echo Records from Manchester, UK are sending 63 of their guys to it, thats a lot for a record company!!!! UK are Taking over SXSW!!!!!!

  • paul25

    Looking Forward to SXSW so many cool films and music are gonna be there, i hear We Are Future Echo Records from Manchester, UK are sending 63 of their guys to it, thats a lot for a record company!!!! UK are Taking over SXSW!!!!!!

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