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Thread started 11/05/11 10:22am

NikkiAndTheRev
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Why is the movie Under The Cherry Moon so underrated?

I thought that was the funniest and best Prince movie ever!!!

BTW I'm new here so hey! And what's ur favorite Prince song at the moment? My fav. P song right now is 7

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Reply #1 posted 11/05/11 10:32am

AllSe7en

Best movie ever biggrin

And song... "I could Never Take the Place of Your Man"

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Reply #2 posted 11/05/11 10:35am

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I LOVE that song!!!

AllSe7en said:

Best movie ever biggrin

And song... "I could Never Take the Place of Your Man"

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Reply #3 posted 11/05/11 10:36am

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It's not underrated. It's generally looked at with fondness.

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Reply #4 posted 11/05/11 11:16am

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The problem is that the humor is unintentional. The script is not funny, it's plain foolish. Our favorite rocker is making a joke of himself in a role so silly you wouldn't want to give it to a monkey. The only good thing that can be said about this film is that it inspired Prince to write the fantastic Parade album. That's where his talents are.
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Reply #5 posted 11/05/11 11:18am

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jaawwnn said:

It's not underrated. It's generally looked at with fondness.

maybe on here, but then again to be fair, probably not too many other people have seen it

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Reply #6 posted 11/05/11 11:29am

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bobbyperu said:

The problem is that the humor is unintentional. The script is not funny, it's plain foolish. Our favorite rocker is making a joke of himself in a role so silly you wouldn't want to give it to a monkey. The only good thing that can be said about this film is that it inspired Prince to write the fantastic Parade album. That's where his talents are.

The humour is anything but unintentional

It's well scripted , witty and fun at times

Agreed Prince isn't that good of an actor

But overall i think it's a nice movie

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Reply #7 posted 11/05/11 3:22pm

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The only problem is that the movie got weak in the last quarter of it. Other than that I think the movie is cool and Prince acted well enough. Had it been Morris Day as Tricky and songs from the Family (High Fashion. Mutiny, Screams of Passion, Nothing Compares 2 U, Desire and the instrumentals), Prince might have won another Oscar LOL. Just maybe.

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Reply #8 posted 11/05/11 3:32pm

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NikkiAndTheRevolution said:

I thought that was the funniest and best Prince movie ever!!!

BTW I'm new here so hey! And what's ur favorite Prince song at the moment? My fav. P song right now is 7

I like the movie a lot, and welcome to the org! rose Remember to keep a sense of humor, and try not to take things personally. Most people here are helpful and kind. If you're ever unsure about something, orgnote a moderator or a fellow orger and ask for help. Back to your questions, my favorite Prince song at the moment is "All The Critics Love You In Montreux", performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in '09. I also love Prince's cover of "Creep" from the Coachella Festival in 2008. Imo, there are few who can rival Prince's live concerts. peace

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Reply #9 posted 11/05/11 3:36pm

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I loved this movie in '86, I love it now, and I'm just gonna keep on lovin' it 'til I'm dead. Screw the critics, this movie is a good time! If it ever gets announced on blu-ray, I'll be the first in line. cool

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Reply #10 posted 11/05/11 4:44pm

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uuhson said:

jaawwnn said:

It's not underrated. It's generally looked at with fondness.

maybe on here, but then again to be fair, probably not too many other people have seen it

True but you have to bear in mind that in pure cinematic terms, it's a terrible, TERRIBLE movie.

I love it, but only because i'm a fan. I'm not an idiot!

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Reply #11 posted 11/05/11 5:31pm

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I found the movie funny at the intentional humor.


The majority of the cast were bad actors but Prince and Jerome actually pulled it off the best.

And of course, it had kickass music.

PS. My favorite song at the moment is "Free" and "Beginning Endlessly".

Be glad that you are free, free 2 change your mind!

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Reply #12 posted 11/05/11 6:38pm

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It's a completely rediculous yet charming movie. If it had been some little independent film with a cast of unknowns it probably would have developed a cult following. As it is, Prince's ego and the shadow of what the movie COULD have been with the budget it had will forever overshadow it. Personally, I think KST saves them film from being a complete farce...

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Reply #13 posted 11/05/11 9:18pm

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NikkiAndTheRevolution said:

'Why is the movie Under The Cherry Moon so underrated?'

I'd say it was overrated around these parts. Welcome aboard.

life is but a dream...
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Reply #14 posted 11/05/11 9:23pm

RKJCNE

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I think it's impossible to love if you're not a prince fan, that being said I think it's charming and a side of Prince I'm glad we got to see.

[Edited 11/5/11 21:24pm]

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Reply #15 posted 11/05/11 9:48pm

jonylawson

without doubt my Fave prince movie

its witty

its ridiclous

its funny

its corny

and not only is it a love letter to france its also a love letter to being young

iits brave as fuck

its daring

its whimsical

the music is amazing

its a side to P nobody saw becouse shit back in the day NOBODY had even seen him smile etc

it introduced kristin scott thomas

the set pieces are stunning

its a black 5"2 rock star fucking white women in a black and white french film for goddsakes

AND THE DAY I GOT HIS ON VHS IN HMV IN NEWCASTLE IN 1987 I COULDNT FUCKING BELIEVE IT!

Fot those who dislike it it to me shows a massive lack of imagination

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Reply #16 posted 11/05/11 9:53pm

jonylawson

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Reply #17 posted 11/05/11 10:44pm

NikkiAndTheRev
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jonylawson said:

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I LOVE these! LOL thanks 4 the pics!

From the vineyards of Lavaux back 2 the heart of Minnesota. U R was, and will 4ever B The Purple Yoda....
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Reply #18 posted 11/06/11 6:24am

Emancipation89

Yay newbie woot! To me this movie makes me feel like I'm in somebody's dream from beginning to end. Not a big fan of the story line but like others I LOVE the music...and Christopher is just so darn cute!

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Reply #19 posted 11/06/11 7:03am

Darshy

jonylawson said:

without doubt my Fave prince movie

its witty

its ridiclous

its funny

its corny

and not only is it a love letter to france its also a love letter to being young

iits brave as fuck

its daring

its whimsical

the music is amazing

its a side to P nobody saw becouse shit back in the day NOBODY had even seen him smile etc

it introduced kristin scott thomas

the set pieces are stunning

its a black 5"2 rock star fucking white women in a black and white french film for goddsakes

AND THE DAY I GOT HIS ON VHS IN HMV IN NEWCASTLE IN 1987 I COULDNT FUCKING BELIEVE IT!

Fot those who dislike it it to me shows a massive lack of imagination

Completely agree. Its a super cool movie, even if I say so as a Prince fan. But theres no doubt about it, its a very underrated movie. Fave song at the moment; in my mind, 'No More Candy 4 U' hard-rock styley.

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Reply #20 posted 11/06/11 7:27am

TheGhostlyNun

I rather like Under The Cherry Moon. It's got a unique charm, especially the way it's clearly set in the mid-eighties, but is played like a 1940s film.

And 'Wrecka Stow' is still one of my all-time favourite funnies.

Oh, and Beginning Endlessly at the minute.

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Reply #21 posted 11/06/11 8:45am

ufoclub

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You have to watch the movie with the type of reaction you would have if you didn't know who Prince was before, and then you can see why the movie is rated badly.

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Reply #22 posted 11/06/11 12:49pm

mzsadii

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I love this movie just because of the chemistry between Prince, Mary Sharon & Tricky and oh the girl with the poka dot panties

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #23 posted 11/06/11 6:04pm

jonylawson

mzsadii said:

I love this movie just because of the chemistry between Prince, Mary Sharon & Tricky and oh the girl with the poka dot panties

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Reply #24 posted 11/06/11 6:09pm

jonylawson

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Reply #25 posted 11/06/11 6:12pm

eyewishuheaven

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^ Man, there's some colour pics there I never saw before! And that must be Earl Jones, P's erstwhile hairdresser in the bottom one... I always wondered what he looked like!

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Reply #26 posted 11/06/11 6:26pm

alphastreet

Alex De Paris!

Wrecka Stow!

Cabbage head!

welcome to the board smile

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Reply #27 posted 11/07/11 2:00am

mysterymum

Those pics cool Although I prefere Prince when he looked a bit dirtier and rough, you can't deny how pretty he is around this time, mmmmmm!

I like under the cherry moon, it's not as bad as some people say. But I think you have to like Prince to be sympathetic and sit back and enjoy it for what it is and not take it too seriously. I would love to see it in colour.

Really loving Elephants and Flowers right now.

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Reply #28 posted 11/07/11 4:29am

SoulAlive

I think the critics were merciless lol The movie is no masterpiece but there alot of funny scenes throughout.It was cool seeing the comedic side of Prince,especially after the dramatic Purple Rain.

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Reply #29 posted 11/07/11 6:22am

TrevorAyer

this movie was pretty great .. maybe it was the not happy ending that ruined it for the public .. but I agree with prince that the happy ending does not suit the message of the movie

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