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At Theaters: 6/26/2009 On Video: 10/20/2009
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 32 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539964
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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Lea takes Cheri to teach him about women, but of course, he learns all too well and turns out to be her perfect match. He doesn't want to grow up and she doesn't want to grow old and together they defy all of society's rules. Their affair is pure pleasure - as they trade light-hearted romantic barbs and indulge in their delicious, upside-down chemistry -- until they fall in love.
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Romantic - Like the previous collaboration of Michelle Pfeiffer and director Stephen Frears, this is a period costume drama set in France with adult subject matter and sexual situations. Fans of Pfeiffer should be pleased as this is a major star vehicle for her. While a bit light for most of its running time, it ultimately is a bit downbeat.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Michelle Pfeiffer STARDUST, HAIRSPRAY, SINBAD, WHITE OLEANDER
Kathy Bates REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Rupert Friend THE LAST LEGION, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Felicity Jones BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
Iben Hjejle DEFIANCE
Director: Stephen Frears THE QUEEN, HIGH FIDELITY
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About The Production
A Brief Guide To Being A Courtesan
About Colette
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PROFANITY: 1 miscellaneous profanity.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic banter, often suggestive.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Despite its occasional missteps, like the weakness of Friend's interpretation of the title character, Cheri is an engaging romantic melodrama that provides an authentic sense of time and place.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good This is not a tearjerker, but a record of what can happen when people toy with their hearts.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Cheri, like the character, is an entertaining bauble without much on its mind. While the humor has its droll moments, the dialogue is more vapid than clever.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
It all begins as Léa de Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer) realizes that the time has come for her to retire as Paris's most envied seductress of the rich and famous. After all, though she's still breathtaking, she's not exactly getting any younger. Just as she starts wondering what her future holds, along comes her archrival Charlotte Peloux (Kathy Bates), a notoriously manipulative gossip, with an unusual proposition. It seems that Charlotte's 19 year-old son - a bon vivant nicknamed Chéri (Friend) -- is gorgeous, charming and a complete disappointment to her. Fed up with his petulance, Charlotte slyly suspects Léa can knock some sense into the boy with her worldly ways.

But Léa does far more than that and six years later, she and Chéri are still living together in a most outrageous fashion. Naturally, they know this state of affairs can't go on forever. But when Charlotte Peloux returns to match Chéri to a girl his own age for marriage and break up their adventuresome tryst, no one is prepared for what truly lies beneath their frivolous affair.

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