I just watched Cherrybomb and I’m amazed! Amazed by how crappy the film was really. So much pointless violence, unnecessary bad language, too much drugs and such a weak story! I have the impression I got everything wrong cause I’m so disappointed! The high points of the movie should be the strong friendship between Malachy (Rupert Grint) and Luke (Robert Sheehan) and the love triangle I suppose. But none of that were any appealing to me.
Two things saved it though. First was Rupert’s acting which was great as always (no suprise!) and second is the way they show the text messages characters exchange during the movie which was quite creative.
I think film companies make a huge mistake by delaying film releases so much cause the audience starts to develop expectations that many times won’t be fulfilled. But then again I think it wasn’t released because the film hasn’t had good acceptance in festivals. Maybe I’m not the only one who didn’t like it.
Let’s pray that Rupert picks better scripts next time!
P.S.: Don’t treat me bad because of this review. This is just my opinion and I’m sure half of the world disagrees with me. I feel bad for not liking it and for writing a negative review but I still tried to highlight the positive things about the film. I would love to read your impressions on the film!