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Cherrybomb (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 23 April 2010 (UK)
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Three teenagers go on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars that quickly spins beyond their control.

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Daragh Carville
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Grint ... Malachy
Robert Sheehan ... Luke
James Nesbitt ... Crilly
Niamh Quinn Niamh Quinn ... Donna
Paul Kennedy ... Chris
Conor MacNeill ... Fanta
Greer Ellison ... Bun
Kat Kirk Kat Kirk ... Sharon
Kimberley Nixon ... Michelle
Kathy Kiera Clarke ... Emma
Lalor Roddy ... Smiley
Paul Garrett ... Bob
Paul Caddell Paul Caddell ... Swimming Instructor
Richard Orr Richard Orr ... Uncle Joe
Bronach Lawlor Bronach Lawlor ... Jessica
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Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can't get off the wild ride they've set in motion. Written by Anonymous

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Two guys.One girl.Game on.

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Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

During the scene where Mal and Luke are listening to music in Mal's home, the song Cherry Bomb by The Runaways is heard playing. See more »

Quotes

Luke: You had your chance and you blew it!
Malachy: She blew me!
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Connections

References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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FEATHERS
Written by Andrew Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood
Performed by House of Klart and Fabric Publishing
Courtesy of Rotters Golf Club Records
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Comparable to skins
23 April 2010 | by chibikarikSee all my reviews

Throughout this movie I kept having flashes to this last season of Skins. The whole Freddie/Effy/Cook theme was played out a bit differently, but with the same type of terrible results. Granted, Malachy and Luke had a more respect for each other, but Michelle was the same sort of Effy character. Other than that the movie had the same type of a feel. Sex, drugs, and bit of violence sprinkled together as a coming of age story.

The characters were well played and each had their own problems and envy of the other's lives for one reason or another. Robert Sheehan was commendable in his role as a struggling young man only looking for acceptance and a family above all else. And that's seems to be what made his relationship with Malachy perfect. Sheehan played the perfect balance of needing others while being forced in to a role of independence that was obviously unwanted.

Rupert Grint also did a admirable job in his role of smothered young man looking to spread his wings and be himself, a role he seems to find himself playing again and again lately. He fights with his deep rooted ideals of how people should be treated against his behavior when he tries to get what he wants. Grint seems to find a happy medium in this character and makes him feel true and at time conflicted. My only qualm with his performance is the accent seemed to slip at times and I felt it was unbelievable.

When I walked into the movie I certainly thought I was going to see something much harsher and quite different, the plot summery and trailer were quite deceiving, but I was pleasantly surprised by this movie and expect much more from these actors. The story line wasn't detailed, but it never tends to be with these types of movies. What's left unsaid speaks louder than anything that could be written.


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