Cherry starring Tom Holland will be in theaters on February 26th and on Apple TV+ March 12th.
Cherry starring Tom Holland is the latest film by the Russo Brothers. After the Russo Brothers left the MCU, they continued to stay busy. They wrote and produced Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction film for Netflix, which became a massive hit. Then moved on to adapting the 2018 novel Cherry written by Nico Walker. This book was written during Walker’s incarceration and debuted at number 14 on The New York Times bestseller list.
Cherry played by Tom Holland drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq—anchored only by his one true love, Emily played by Ciara Bravo. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
After watching Tom Holland in The Lost City of Z and The Devil All the Time, I was eager to watch another dramatic performance of his when he is not suited up as Spider-Man. Tom Holland continues to elevate his craft as an actor in Cherry. This movie is a raw coming of age film that explores the darkness of recent times, such as the opioid epidemic and endless war. You are not just told a gritty story, but sucked into a sad journey as Holland embodies the grief and pain of a solider with an addiction. Despite so much occurring throughout movie, it did not feel rushed when tackling the serious matters. Tom Holland makes the movie believable as he sheds his Peter Parker charm for a character that is deteriorating.
I give Cherry an 8 out of 10. Be prepared for some intense scenes that are powerful and emotional.
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