Cherry is about Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw), an 18-year-old girl on the verge of finishing high school. Angelina's family life is difficult. Her mother (Lili Taylor) is an alcoholic and her step-father is violent and unpredictable. One morning her boyfriend (Jonny Weston) suggests she take naked pictures for money. She balks at first but then does the photo shoot, using the money to run-off with her best friend (Dev Patel) to San Francisco. In San Francisco, while cocktailing in a strip club, Angelina meets Frances (James Franco) a well-off lawyer who offers to introduce her to a different kind of world, a place full of expensive dresses and fancy parties. But that world is not as perfect as it first appears and Frances has problems of his own. At the same time Angelina, using the moniker Cherry, has begun exploring the San Francisco porn industry under the direction of Margaret (Heather Graham) a former performer turned adult film director.
It's New York, 1979. Gabriel Richmond is a talented architect with a seemingly rich life as he
has a caring wife, loving daughter and life long friends. Yet, he spends most days in the movie
theater, hiding out from work, escaping into a fictional world where he can more readily relate to
the made up characters. When fiction shines a mirror on his own life, an inspired Gabriel begins
writing a play not-so-loosely based on his reality, examining all of the relationships that make his
life what it is.
At first a hobby, the play begins to consume Gabriel's own self-examination. Slowly he realizes
the fragility of his relationships and overall decisions in life, but does not know what to do with
this information other than write about it. Gabriel's work eventually gains momentum just as his
real life begins to fall apart. Equipped with a hand-held tape recorder and typewriter, he begins a
journey to re-author his own life, looking back on the pieces of his fractured self. He begins to
see that life is not always as controlled as a play or movie and sometimes the best thing an author
can do is let the characters speak for themselves.
Emblematic of the self-discovery that was hatching in New York (and many other cities) at the
end of the 1970's, Multiple Sarcasms shines a light on not only Gabriel's life, but also the
complex people that make it up. From his wife and daughter to his colleagues at work and
lifelong best friend - Gabriel tries to understand these complex people who collectively make up
too much of his own self worth. Driven by an ensemble of actors' actors, Multiple Sarcasms is a
touching film that is all at once original and refreshingly derivative.
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Gabriel Richmond has it all - a great career, a devoted best friend and a loving wife and daughter - then why is he so miserable? Witty, probing and emotionally honest, MULTIPLE SARCASMS is an average guy's search for what's missing from his "perfect" life. To figure it all out, Gabe writes an autobiographical stage play to help reveal what matters most and maybe find the love that was right under his nose all along. An incredible all-star cast including Oscar winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, TV's Leverage), Academy Award-winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Dana Delany (TV's Desperate Housewives), Mario Van Peebles (TV's Damages) and Academy Award-nominee Stockard Channing (Six Degrees of Separation) fuels this fresh look of what it takes to find real happiness.
Gabriel Richmond has it all - a great career, a devoted best friend and a loving wife and daughter - then why is he so miserable? Witty, probing and emotionally honest, MULTIPLE SARCASMS is an average guy's search for what's missing from his "perfect" life.
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