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Movie propaganda

She'd get out more if it wasn't a felony.

Zoe Adler (Robin Tunney) is a twentysomething love-starved animator who's running away from herself and reality. She compulsively avoids being home alone and spends countless hours listening to KXCH "Cherish" radio, losing herself in a syrupy romantic fantasy of 70s and 80s pop songs.

When she manages a three-martini cocktail with the object of her latest obsession, she ends up driving a hijacked car and mowing down a policeman. For this, she is unfairly incarcerated in the electronic bracelet program and trapped in her apartment for months. With only reclusive bracelet officer Daly (Tim Blake Nelson) to provide uneasy company, Zoe sheds her rose-coloured glasses and finds a new meaning for love and self-worth and becomes her own superhero when she realises she's being stalked.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film crime romance music house arrest

Persons of interest

  • Robin Tunney .... Zoe Adler
  • Tim Blake Nelson .... Deputy Bill Daly
  • Jason Priestley .... Andrew
  • Lindsay Crouse .... Therapist
  • Brad Hunt .... DJ
  • Liz Phair .... Brynn
  • Nora Dunn .... Bell
  • Ricardo Gil .... Max
  • Finn Taylor .... Screenwriter
  • Finn Taylor .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

With the bright pink cover slick and the adolescent appearance of the protagonist (Robin Tunney as Zoe Adler) you would think that Cherish is a teen romantic comedy. It isn't. It's a thriller about a woman being stalked by a psycho. Teen romantic comedies and psycho stalker thrillers don't go together well. Switching back and forth between the romantic comedy stuff and the psycho thriller stuff turns you schizo. It's as if Finn Taylor made half a romantic comedy and half a psycho thriller and tried to edit them together. Oi.

Media intelligence (DVD)

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Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

96 minutes (1:36 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 15 January 2003
VHS rental: 15 January 2003

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