Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CHERI (2009)

CHERI (2009). What a beautiful and tragic love story about two people who fall madly into a scandalous love affair. The only thing standing in their way is the big age difference. "Cheri" is a amazing period film taking place in France before World War I . One of the things that I loved about the story was that it completely relies on delicacies of things that are not said. Michelle Pfeiffer is outstanding as the aging mistress. "Lea". "Cheri" played wonderfully by Rupert Friend. Naturally, what happens to their relationship is heartbreaking. Cheri's, immaturity eventually gets the best of him and it's Lea who realizes what they have is a rare kind of love. This is long before Cheri does. Lea silently and slowly crumbles before our eyes over their break up, while hanging on to what is left of her dignity . What is to happen to Cheri?
Kathy Bates, is the comedic relief to this deep and dark love story.
I loved all the beautiful locations and sets. I absolutely love/love the elegant costumes.
Click to view theatrical trailer and elegant costumes.

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